Parco dell'Etna Warnings and Dangers

  • Etna Nord - 21.5.2013
    Etna Nord - 21.5.2013
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  • Etna Nord - 21.5.2013 - track created through lava
    Etna Nord - 21.5.2013 - track created...
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  • Mount Etna a few weeks ago, from Linguaglossa
    Mount Etna a few weeks ago, from...
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Most Recent Warnings and Dangers in Parco dell'Etna

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    Beware The Erupting Volcano!

    by rosata Updated Sep 3, 2014

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    Mount Etna erupted again 26 October 2013, causing the airport and airspace to be closed for a time. The following link is the up to date information. Many webcams and photographs are available on the internet :

    http://www.ct.ingv.it/en/webcam-etna-en.html

    Mount Etna volcano has been erupting frequently in 2013 and still continues. No towns have been affected by the lava. Some towns to the east and to the south east as far as the coast have been affected by ash. The airport at Catania has remained open until unfortunately being forced to close on the weekend of 16 March 2013. It is open at the moment.

    2014 has seen the completion of the formation of a new crater with lots of volcanic activity.

    If you plan to hike I have listed a couple of websites below which hold up to date information. Please check before you make plans.

    Due to the number of craters you will always find smoke billowing from one or more of the fissures. It is said that this is the reason the volcano is (hopefully) unlikely to have a major eruption. This is unlike Mount Vesuvius which, I have read, is long overdue a major event.

    Etna Nord - 21.5.2013 Etna Nord - 21.5.2013 - track created through lava
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    Restrictions for Walking Access on Mount Etna

    by rosata Updated Jun 16, 2014

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    I have just seen yet again on the Sicilian TV news that Mount Etna has been erupting from the new SE crater and it reminded me of the walking restrictions implemented last year. If you plan to walk/hike on the volcano do read whatever current information you can find and heed the documents below :

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/news/32034/Etna-volcano-Italy-access-restriction-reglementation-since-5-April-2013.html

    http://www.comune.belpasso.ct.it/protezione-civile/quote_sommitali-post_prefettura_08_02_2013.pdf

    http://turismo.provincia.ct.it/english/the-territory/etna/eruptions/

    Mount Etna Webcam : http://www.ct.ingv.it/en/webcam-etna-en.html

    I'll take a photo from my usual spot when the ash cloud has dispersed and the volcano can be seen again from my house.

    Mount Etna a few weeks ago, from Linguaglossa
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