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Mt. Etna Erupts

Posted by feww on January 15, 2011

Europe’s largest and most active volcano lights up the Sicilian night with a fountain and cascade of lava

The massive Mt Etna erupts. Image credit: ANSA. Image may be subject to copyright.

Mt Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano,  rumbled spewing ash and steam into the air on January 11 when
MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above image of the east coast of Sicily featuring the 3,350-meter-high volcano’s unrest, a day before it erupted. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (3 MB, JPEG)

A plume of sulfur dioxide from Mt Etna is being carried over the Mediterranean Sea. Image was acquired by the AIRS on NASA’s EOS-AQUA satellite. Click image to enlarge.

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