Flights Sicily hampered by volcanic ash clouds of mount Etna

The air traffic from and to the airport Catania-Fontanarossa airport on the island of Sicily is Monday afternoon hampered because of the ash clouds from the volcano Etna. Also threw up the volcanic mountain and lava.

By the ash clouds can only be four aircraft per hour take off and land at the airport. Previously, the airport will close completely.

The past few days the seismic activity in the area of Etna has increased, so felt residents under more earthquakes. In the course of the weekend, there was more ash from the volcano.

The mount Etna is with 3.330 meters, the highest volcano in Europe and is known as an active volcano that is more ash and lava spews out.


Large ash clouds are from the volcano Etna on Sicily

The volcano had in the past more often a nuisance

The international airport of Catánia is located 60 km south of Etna. Depending on developments, may, in the course of the day, some flights continue.

In the past, made considerable bursts for serious misconduct. When was Catánia covered by a layer of ash.

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.

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