In the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, residents of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily shaken by an earthquake with a strength of 5.1. The earthquake caused by the volcano Etna.
As yet there are no reports of damage or casualties. The epicenter of the quake, which to 3.20 pm took place, was between Viagrande and Trecastagni, to the north of Catania.
The Etna spewed Monday lava and ash clouds from the volcano. The air traffic from and to the airport Catania-Fontanarossa airport on the island of Sicily was thereby hindered
The past few days the seismic activity in the area of Etna has increased, so felt residents earlier earthquakes. In the course of the weekend, there was more ash from the volcano.
The national institute for geology and volcanism (INGV) reported that the Etna Monday at just before 9.00 am is already a “strong seismic” warning. The hours after that, there are more than 130 earthquakes recorded, the heaviest with a strength of 4.0.
Large ash clouds are from the volcano Etna on Sicily
Active mount Etna spews more lava and ash
The mount Etna is with 3.330 metres one of the highest volcanoes in Europe and is known as an active volcano that is more ash and lava spews out.
In the past, made considerable bursts for serious inconvenience in Catania, at the foot of the Etna.
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