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Sicily quake and Etna, are they related?

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posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 12:13 PM
Have you noticed how close the quake was from the Etna Volcano?

Information on the quake:
Location: 38.78º N, 15.37ºE
Depth: 222,1 km.
more info, please, take a look to the source

Information on the Etna Volcano:
37,7º N, 15,0ºE

Furthermore, Etna has been extremely active these last days

- On 10 September, a rockfall from a wall that divided the SE Crater and the depression on the middle part of the E flank produced an ash plume that drifted W. Lava flows and strombolian activity from the summit of the SE Crater continued on 11 September.- Source: Volcano World

Do you think they are related?

Looking forward to your comments about this and thanking you in advance for your collaboration,

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 12:24 PM
You could be onto something there, it is a good point. But at a depth of 222.1km, it seems a bit low to me. Also, I checked the location on google earth for it and its under the ocean, and seems quite close to Stromboli and Vulcano, more than towards Etna.

By the earths surface it is 118.23km from Etna. Ignoring the curvature of the Earth, that gives an approximate distance of 251km to the volcano. It seems a bit too far to me.

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 12:26 PM
have there been any swarms of smaller scale quakes in the area??? namely in between the sicily quake and Etna
that would suggest that magma or lava is moving under the volcanos.

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 12:30 PM
Etna has been in erupting mode the past few days

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 12:31 PM

Originally posted by worldwatcher
have there been any swarms of smaller scale quakes in the area??? namely in between the sicily quake and Etna
that would suggest that magma or lava is moving under the volcanos.

I can't find any on the EMSC website( and there are only two other earthquakes listed on that site for Italy, both of them are small (2.0 and 2.8 in magnitude). There may have been more, but I don't know of any other websites for european earthquakes.

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 12:43 PM
Here you have a list of quakes in the area, though they are not updated as the quakes of today are not included...

INGV (Italia)

(I am checking and looking for some more info.)

posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 01:05 PM
Stromboli´s location is: 38,8º N - 15,2ºE


Vulcano: 38,4ºN, 15,0ºE

Vulcano World

There are so close...

Is it possible that all the area is having lava movement?

Or can it only be related to 1 volcano?

I wonder.


posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 02:11 PM
Now i report some earthquakes in past days:

4 October: Manfredonia and Gargano, near Tremiti's Island magnitude 4.3
2 October: La Spezia-Genova magnitude 2,6
17 October: Ortles (Alto Adige) magnitude 3,2
13 October: Siena magnitude 2
12 October: Macerata magnitude 3
21 October: Eolie's Island magnitude 2.6 and 2,5
20 October: Mountains neighbor Brescia, 3,8
21 October: Ancona and Pesaro-Urbino 4,4-3,7
20 October: Valsabbia 3,8
25 October: Imperia 3,4 and Cadelbosco di Sopra, Castelnovo di Sotto e Bagnolo in Piano. 2,7

Google News was a great help to compile this list of recent earthquakes from north and south...
What hell is happening?
However, recently in Naples there was an evacuation training.....

Red: last event
Orange: last 24 hours
Yellow: last week
Green: last month

[edit on 26-10-2006 by L3X]

posted on Apr, 30 2007 @ 05:13 PM
And now Stromboli and Etna have a highly active eruptive period.

By the way, do you remember the new vulcano discovered under the ocean close to Italy?

posted on Apr, 30 2007 @ 05:21 PM
Have been looking around and found the information again.

Source: Discovery Channel - Huge underwater volcano found off the shores of Sicily

ROME, Italy (Reuters) -- An underwater volcano with a base larger than Washington, D.C., has been discovered just off the shores of Sicily, a scientist with Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said on Thursday.

The volcanic structure, which incorporates peaks previously thought to be separate volcanoes, was named Empedocles after the Greek philosopher who named the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water.

Legend has it that the philosopher died by throwing himself into Mount Etna, the nearby Sicilian volcano.

Giovanni Lanzafame, who works at the institute and led the research, said Empedocles was at least 400 meters (1,300 feet) high -- taller than the Eiffel Tower.

He said the base of the structure was 30 km (18.6 miles) long and 25 km wide, spanning an area larger than the U.S. capital and making it Italy's largest underwater volcano.

But Lanzafame said Sicilians did not need to worry about the sleeping Empedocles. "At this point, there's no imminent danger of an eruption," he told Reuters.

Lanzafame and another official said the volcano had numerous fumaroles, openings in the Earth's crust that emit steam and gases, like the ones at Yellowstone National Park in the United States. But they described it as largely inactive.

The identification of Empedocles came during research into the submerged volcanic island of Ferdinandea just off Sicily's southern coast. Often held to be the tip of a small volcano, Lanzafame said it was just a part of Empedocles.

Volcanic activity has raised the island out of the sea several times in recorded history, with underwater eruptions first described during the first Punic War of 264-241 B.C.

Its emergence in 1831 caused months of international wrangling, with several nations making territorial claims before it submerged again. It is now about 7 meters below the surface of the water.

Cesare Corselli, president of the National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Science, which helped with the research, said previously the volcanic centers had been seen as separate. (..)
June 2006.

I found all this activity around Italy very interesting.

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