Famous Volcano Mount Etna Has Grown 100 Feet Higher Since February 2021.

From February to August 2021, Mount Etna in Catania, Sicily, has erupted so many times that it has grown 100 feet higher. Image by Getty.
From February to August 2021, Mount Etna in Catania, Sicily, has erupted so many times that it has grown 100 feet higher. Image by Getty.

 

 

Mount Etna in Catania, Sicily, is 494 miles southeast of Rome, Italy. Click map to enlarge.
Sicily’s Mount Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Click to enlarge.

 

August 18, 2021  Catania, Sicily –  Mount Etna in Sicily has erupted in its southeastern crater at least 50 times since February 16, 2021, and has grown to 11,013 feet (3,357 meters) above sea level. That is its greatest volcanic height in recorded history, according to the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) based near Mount Etna.

Among all the world’s volcanoes, Mount Etna has the longest recorded history of eruptions, dating back to 1500 B.C. Since then, the volcano has erupted some 200 times. Further, Etna has had ancient historic lava flows as far back as 300,000 years ago, which caused the volcano to grow in height as solidified layers of lava piled up.

Earlier this year in mid-February 2021, Mount Etna erupted twice in less than 48 hours, with bright, red streams captured in a shortwave-infrared band by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

Italy’s Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, erupted twice in less than 48 hours, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky that was captured February 18, 2021 at 09:40 GMT by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. CS-2 processed the Mount Etna eruptions in shortwave-infrared band to show the lava flow in bright red.

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