posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:56 AM
Ya know, you'd think Etna would do a little more for me today other than just sit and steam and put off an occasional cloud a ash... Hell, it's my
birthday. I've been loyal to Her for how long now? But Noooooooooo! She's not even giving any 'booms' today. How ungrateful is that!
So my update is She's calmly resting right back where She was a few days ago.
Which is all good I suppose in the grand scheme of things.
Also, I've got an excursion planned to take some pics closer to the Her base where the lava is. I'm thinking about taking a 'ATS' flag and
planting it there... Hmm, does ATS have a flag?
Between now and then here's some more interesting facts about Etna.
Many believe Etna is the home of the God of Fire Vulcan...
I've yet to see any pointy eared up-tight guys in high boots and waders running
around, but, you never know.
It's also said the 'third tier' of Etna is a 'Spartan wasteland'...
Equally so I've yet to see any huge muscle-bound hunks, er I mean,
hulks wearing provocative fighting clothing, but, I can still hope can't I?
Some of the dried lava dates as old as 300,000 years old.
Whoa. Old lava that.
The oldest volcano is supposed to be Etna... It’s said to date back 350,000 years.
Whoa. Old volcano that.
The most violent eruption in the history of Mount Etna occurred in March of 1669. On the first day, lava flows cut a smoldering gash out of two
Last but not least here's a nice little in-a-nut-shell page with interesting facts about volcanoes.