Etna on the Italian island of Sicily erupts for the fourth time this year


The Italian Etna Volcano ejected a column of ash that reached between 6 and 7 thousand meters above sea level, no encumbrances

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ROME, March 18. – The volcano Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted today for the fourth episode of its kind recorded in 2012, and drove a column of ash that reached between 6000 and 7 thousand meters above sea level.

During the morning the first signs of activity of Etna, the tallest mountain in Italy in the southern mountains of the Alps, with 3 thousand 322 meters high, which recorded an eruption from 8.00 am (06.00 GMT). The eruption took place in a very active crater southeast of the volcano and lava moved down the slope of the Valle del Bove, in a desert area, the wind has made the cloud of ashes to shift to the east.

At the moment this new eruption has not brought changes in the activity of the airport of Catania, near the volcano, although it has provided the opportunity to change some routes if necessary, reported Italian media.

During 2011, , located in eastern Sicily, which inflates and deflates the pressure of internal magma, erupted 18 times this volcano is 45 kilometers in diameter.

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