Mount Etna Facts – The reality of its eruption

 Mount Etna lies on Sicily, Italy. This is right there in the Catania Province. It is considered an active volcano. This largest volcano measures 10,900 feet tall. If converted, this is 3,329 in meters. The base circumference on the other hand is around 93 miles. This is 150 in kilometers. This volcano is known to hold the record of longest eruption which happened continuously.

There is a series of these stratovolcanoes which are nested in the four distinct of most summit craters. There are also two various central craters which can be expected. Both of these are termed Voragine and Bocca Nuova. The first one mentioned is known to be the Northeast crater, while the other one is a Southeast crater. This was form through an eruption somewhere in the year 1978. During the Strombolian eruptions, which were responsible for producing ash, lava and tephra fountains, these were said to be common craters. In the year 2013, there was an early eruption which also took place. This involved most of strombolian eruptions. This transpired in the year 2013. This originated from Bocca Nuova. As for the eruptions in February, they were all noticeable in that of the Southeast crater.

Valle del Bove is dubbed as the most enormous feature of the mountain. This is sometimes referred to as the Valley of the Ox. This is a shape which resembles that of a horeshoe. This is perceived just right there in the eastern slope. There are also other vents and fissures known to many. These are on in the flanks of the volcano. These will always produce flows which are slow-moving. These are also pyroclastic in nature with their low altitudes. The flows that occurred suddenly threatened public utilities, agriculture and even transportation. This is heavily populated. The towns are also surrounded with various mountains.

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The Eruptions

Mount Etna, as said earlier in the part of this article, the eruptions are long and not all volcanoes have this. The observation which was initially recorded was done by that of Diodurus Siculus This was true way back in the 425 BC. A Roman poet, a classical one in the name of Virgil in the Aenid, described how the mountain looks like. According to a lot of Roman records, there has been a widespread damage happening somewhere around the Catania town. These Roman taxes faced cancellation though for a decade because locals are helped in the rebuilding. The place was then in the destruction path. This was again the case in the AD 40, which was around 1185 and 1169.

In that of the year 1669, the mountains performed tons of eruptions which are destructive in nature. There were 1,5000 people who were then killed in the Nicoli town. This was even destroyed because of an earthquake which then originated in Mount Etna. As for the place of Catania, most of their townspeople made an attempt to have the damage controlled. They did this by having the trench dug in order for the flowing of lava to be diverted.