What is the current activity of Mount Etna?

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In summary, Mount Etna has been experiencing frequent volcanic activity since February, with the most recent eruption occurring in May. The live webcams at the site have captured the volcano's activity, including a small pyroclastic flow and a small landslide on the east flank of the SE crater. This activity has been ongoing for four years and four months. Additional information and videos can be found on the volcano's official website.
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davenn said:
I have been watching the live web cam
Same, the webcams at these sites are great. :ok:
 
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1. What caused the latest Mt. Etna eruption?

The latest Mt. Etna eruption was caused by tectonic activity, specifically the movement of the African and Eurasian plates. This movement creates pressure and forces magma up to the surface, resulting in an eruption.

2. How long did the latest Mt. Etna eruption last?

The latest Mt. Etna eruption lasted for about four months, from February 16, 2021 to June 30, 2021. However, eruptions at Mt. Etna can vary in duration and intensity.

3. Was there any damage or casualties from the latest Mt. Etna eruption?

Fortunately, there were no reported casualties from the latest Mt. Etna eruption. However, there was some damage to nearby villages and infrastructure, such as roads and buildings, from the ash and lava flow.

4. How often does Mt. Etna erupt?

Mt. Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with frequent eruptions occurring every few years. However, the frequency and intensity of eruptions can vary, and there have been periods of inactivity lasting several years.

5. Is it safe to visit Mt. Etna after the latest eruption?

It is generally safe to visit Mt. Etna after an eruption, as long as you follow the guidelines and warnings from local authorities. However, it is important to be cautious and aware of potential hazards, such as falling rocks and poisonous gases, when visiting an active volcano.

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