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Mt. Etna Eruption ~ Local Coverage (latest event: Feb. 19 0500 local time! )

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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upon further review ETNA blows quite freaquently...January 2011, march 2011, Now in May, and it startetd a few days ago, may 4th to be exact.




posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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we know that too.
but the op is what you can consider neighbour to the volcano, and the word used was big.




 
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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by misfitofscience
upon further review ETNA blows quite freaquently...January 2011, march 2011, Now in May, and it startetd a few days ago, may 4th to be exact.



Yes this is part of a new eruption series that started earlier this year



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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As usual, Silo, thanks for being on the ball and getting us some images
Would you say this is the biggest eruption so far in the series this year???



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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Now here's my kind of Doctor

"This just came in via Dr. Boris Behncke (on Twitter) - after some signs such as increasing seismicity that activity was about to start on Etna, sure enough, the volcano has begun to erupt again (see below). The volcano has been sputtering earlier in the week with abundant steam/ash plumes and some strombolian explosions (top left) in the southeast pit crater. You can check out the Etna webcams to glimpse the action. Look for updates on the activity at the Etna Observatory. "

Kudo's
:up
r. Boris Behncke



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by silo13


This picture is so sad but it's all I've got at the moment.

She is showing a majesty I've not seen in over a decade. I have no way of gauging how high the lava is shooting up in the air - I'm not a judge of it but it's magnificent! The lava flow looks like it's taking up half the side of the volcano - it's just stunning. Stunning!

Get to those live web cams people - it's really the 'big one' this time... Maybe not the BIG ONE but it's more of an event than I've seen in, like I said, over a decade.

WOW!


AWesome photo! Thanks for sharing.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Yep, Boris is the best!! Follow him on the Eruptions blog at BigThink

bigthink.com...



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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how big is this?

big as in a great natural event to be watched?

or big as in above plus active threat to human populations?


Big as in a natural event to be watched...unless She changed Her mind...

For now it's an awesome amount of lava but not as much ash/steam as I would have expected but the 'scene' changes so radically when the 'lights go on' lol. Just a little more than an hour ago it was HOT HOT HOT - now? In the light of day - wellll, She's a mighty thing, but just not quite as impressive as at night... Though I have to say seeing huge sprays and explosions in the day is quite the trip too!

peace



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:38 PM
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Now in May, and it startetd a few days ago, may 4th to be exact.


Sure did - but then she settled down quite a bit and there was never the pyrotechnic show like She put on this morning. There was also not even close to the amount of lava output.

What she's been doing since what - February at least - is her average every day 'Look at my I'm a volcano' activity. This morning? Well this was an event all together not Her usual display at all.

And yes, you're right - Etna is known to be one of the most, if not the most active volcano in the world. Does that take away from Her splendor?

Not one bit.

peace



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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thank you and stay safe.

cant wait to get back on regular web so i can check your pictures.


 
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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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new fissures??



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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wish they would make it esier for pictures this is very time consuming.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:53 PM
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These shots I took just a bit ago - again I apologize for the camera.










posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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Ohh and just in case you might have forgotten,, DONT run toward the LAVA to make a pretty vase lol sorry had too



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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living so close, i would make a mold of something special to me and set it out to become filled with lava (and eventually harden. You should try that!


I'd love to try that - and honestly I might get a chance to try. I'll have to have check what kind of 'mold' to use - hehehe...

Thanks for the post...



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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Holy crap! Where is the lava flowing too? I know this is a very active volcano, but it isn't often that you see lava like that, right? Are there existing lava fields that are handling it so that structures aren't being threatened?

So when do you start to worry?



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Hi WestCoast - thanks for the posts - I really enjoy your input.

Ok, that's the thing. Etna is active, way active, but the lava we're talking about? Yeah, that's a big deal.

And no, it usually isn't this much. I haven't seen lava like this since May of what - 12 years ago? (Funny how May seems to be a nice time for Her).

As to when I start to worry? I don't. My hands shake when she does this and I'm trying to take pics, but from adrenaline, never fear. For whatever reason I don't fear Her at all. THANK YOU for your 'keep safe' thoughts though!

peace



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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You know sometimes a lady wants a little privacy now and then as well,,

Stay Safe

now as men ,, if we could only tell the difference



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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What time is it there bro. And hows Etna looking now? Stay safe.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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ole mother earth is just blowing off some steam, shes been through alot these last few years and i thinks she just needs to vent a little and everything will be right as rain again



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