August 17, 2017

Mount Etna eruption intensifies

Lava from Mount Etna thinking about going to church in Catania.

The eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna has intensified overnight with the volcano spewing out ash and shooting lava into the air.

Italy’s Civil Protection agency says the nation’s geophysics and volcanology institute has registered increased explosive activity by Etna, eight days after the latest eruption began.

The government agency says Etna started spewing out a significant amount of ash in a southeast direction early in the day but that the eruption tapered off in about two hours.

Etna has several inhabited villages on its slopes who will be mildly interested in what is going on.

Etna has always proved to be a volcano with attitude.