Life appeared in the Italian volcanoes Etna and Stromboli almost simultaneously. The lava fountain on the volcano in Sicily reached a height of 500 meters this morning. Northern Stromboli spews hot rocks into the surroundings. The Department of Political Affairs reported that none of the explosions caused personal injury or property damage.
Footage from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanoes (INGV) shows a dense cloud of smoke and ash rising from the southeastern side of the 3,300-meter-high crater of a mountain in Etna. Lava flows have so far reached 2,800 meters.
Sopoli, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is sinking today. According to INGV, the lava touched the island’s coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Both volcanoes have erupted repeatedly recently, the last of which was Etna in mid-February. As thick smoke rose to a height of up to 1 km, the local airport in Catania had to be closed temporarily. A powerful volcanic eruption on the volcanic island of Stromboli in July 2019 killed a 35-year-old hiker from Sicily.