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

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posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:03 AM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

Its' not that I'm 'brave' any more than you are in your daily life.

We never know what might 'get us', what's out there waiting to put an end to this trip we're on. Me? I enjoy Her every single day. It's like that verse from the bible about 'lifting my eyes to the hills where I get my strength'... Ok, so, I don't think God meant Mt. Etna, but, She is my strength. And if She get's me in the end? Well, it's not like I didn't appreciate Her before hand.

How would it happen?

EQ associated with her. Well, I can get big EQ's many places all over the world so that's not so much different than here. I've family in California, friends in Christ Church and Indonesia. See what I mean?

The gasses She produces? Well, I can think of worse ways to go? Better than dying in a hospital bed after a lengthy excruciatingly painful illness.


Wow, I talked to a guy yesterday who recounted a story of Etna's eruption many years ago. He and his friends were working their nut grove - an area flanking her sides - I mean right up there close and personal.

He said fist size rocks - and bigger - were falling from the sky - still hot. The ashy grit was raining down so hard the men were taking refuge under their cars. The more he talked the more the wonder crept into his face wiping away the fear. He went on to explain they took a chance and crept back out from under shelter again to watch as Etna produce a lightning storm from her crater.
They were drawn out into (possible) death by her magnificence.

Again... I don't know when my time is up. Stepping off a curb in a suburb? Getting killed in a motor accident? Or stepping out in wonder to watch as 'my' volcano create bolts of lightening...

Maybe none of the above, maybe I'll choke on a chicken bone, lol, and yeah, I DO get scared, but in the mean time Etna is worth the risk.


posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:06 AM
reply to post by StealthyKat

Hint: I stay calm for Luci.
(Or I try to)!

Thank you for the pictures. I've got a few to add this morning - in the mean time I wanted to say that the news station again reported Etna is 'full' and needs to do some more venting.

I don't know why I don't believe it. I get the feeling if that's true it's not for another week or so.

I guess we'll see if my dog's capabilities of prediction are rubbing off on me or not!

Thank you again for the pics!

Have a good day!

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:36 AM

Originally posted by silo13
I can't get over last night. I really expected some fntastic event to take place.
Luci was just freaking and her behavior didn't stop until almost 0230.

Etna? Putting out a little ash, little steam, etc, but nothing.

All in all I guess it's best to report extreme animal behavior before hand if nothing else to prove or disprove the 'animals can detect EQ's and Eruptions speculations'.

As for me I still have no idea what her behavior was all about.


This is a wonderful thread, I haven't posted, but been watching with awe the updates and wonderful pictures!

I just wanted to make a comment to you on the animal behavior thing! I started a thread when the animals in my area where "freaking out" a couple of days ago? Well at three this morning we had an earthquake whose epicenter is the village I live in! It was a three point something or other, not HUGE, but very rare for an area that is not prone to seismic activity, and any higher would be very dangerous as it is a mountainous rocky region, where we all have stone houses built on slopes.

So just to give you a heads up on one possible event supporting the hypothesis of animals reacting to subtle seismic activity or pressure/friction build up!

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 04:54 AM
reply to post by Bluesma

Yes Blue, if you look back I participated in your thread. Thank you for posting here. Keep an eye out and peace to you and your pets. I suggest you also begin a log book - as I have - entering the times and dates your animals seem 'off' or disturbed. It may come in handy for a number of reasons.

Stay safe.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 04:56 AM
Last evening

Until Next Time...


posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 05:09 AM
reply to post by silo13

hi silo13,
and thanks again for the pics,
i have been enjoying...
(from a distance)..

stay safe, and thanks for keeping us "arm-chair" observers up to date...


posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:23 AM
reply to post by silo13

Gorgeous pics! How close do you live to it? Are you as close as the houses on the web cam?

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 02:46 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

Kat, all my pics are taken from my 'backyard' unless otherwise noted.

I've a old 'lava flow cavern' at the back end of the vineyard that divides my land from the neighbors in a dangerous well, 'divide' I guess you'd call it. I'm really at a loss for words how to describe it. OH! And please don't let the 'vineyard' term fool you. It sounds romantic but it's a lonely dusty - what - 20 acres or so.

Thank you for reminding me by the way! I think to give everyone a better idea of how Etna has not only 'made' the Island, but 'scarred' it also? If I take pictures of the 'cavern' as pictures are much better than my poor explanations!

Let me see what I can do tomorrow!

hugs and peace

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Totally awesome pics and coverage from Etna Silo.
It must be amazing to sit in your garden and watch the mountain do her thing in the evenings.
You are right,It must be worth it..
But I still say you are brave.

posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 04:22 PM
You might like a closer look at the new crater you Etna has made

This is by Dr Boris Bhenenke, an Etna volcanologist on his Flickr page.


posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 12:36 AM
reply to post by angelchemuel

Thank you Angelchemuel! The 'back beast' is truly remarkable. Which reminds me I should go through some old pictures from ages ago and compare them with up to date pics so you all can see the difference. I'll get right on that!

Beyond pics? Etna started putting out a lot of 'dirty ash' yesterday. I call it that because it doesn't 'shoot up' into the sky it just kind of flows all over her top and makes her look dusty and dirty. She's also doing the same this morning. In one way that could be good - if it's landing closer to her craters that means it's not landing on my garden and getting in the clothes on the line! But it does make her look mean.

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posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 01:48 PM
I have wobbles on the charts tonight. She could well have a little fit tonight.

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 01:57 PM
Just after the last post she is beginning Her fit.

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 02:37 PM
From where I am She's overcast.

I'll go look again when it gets ever darker out.

I took a pic just at sunset - all was peachy red - and haven't seen much since, but, she's been putting out 'stuff' all day.

Thanks for the update! I'll make sure and have batteries ready!

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by Tzavros

Update You're right!

She's quiet as a mouse but thanks to you I just went out and checked and the 'light show' is on.

So far She's just spewing in the air and no lava flow (that I can see) dousing the mountain. She reminds me of a cake sporting a single candle at the moment!

It's 2146 here now. I'm going to crash in case She heats up later! I've been up since 0430 and I'm afraid if I don't try to get some shut eye now I'll miss something if She decides to 'light up our life' even more this evening.

Thank you so much!


Edit to Add: Seeing even more here on the Studio7cam

It might be a long night...

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posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 02:53 PM
Just a small rise in the data but needs watching

The last line has just started to rise.

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 02:56 PM
Hmmmm, it might just be one of those nights.

So far - if my puppy is any indication - Etna shouldn't be up to much this evening... BUT! I'm not going to discount the possibility of Etna giving us something more just because my pup is quiet this evening!

Thanks for keeping us posted. I'm headed for a nap, as I said, just in case!


posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 03:54 PM
I hope you all stay safe, it appears things are heating up


posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:24 PM

Originally posted by Tzavros
Just a small rise in the data but needs watching

The last line has just started to rise.

yes this is the one too watch,, the earths magnetoshere just recieved a very DENSE wall of WAVES
which ended very abruptly,, this WILL EFFECT lava flow,,rise should be very ABRUPT,,
will not smooth off,,
it may,, large emmision.,,big burst very abrupt
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"CMEs don't weaken the magnetosphere. They caused it to "wiggle" and it's a temporary effect, like wind producing ripples on water."
from a respected source of DATA.
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posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:26 PM
The charts are still rising.

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