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Photo Gallery :: Volcanic Eruptions - Mount Etna, Sicily


Mount Etna is one of Europes most active, and most accessible volcanoes. On average there is an eruption most years - sometimes a very brief episode, sometimes lasting a year or more, and on occasions very spectacular. The Winster Cavers have been lucky enough to witness several eruptions over the years, and we share with you here some of our photographs of eruptions on Mount Etna.

Fire fountain by night, Mount Etna - 2007
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The spectacular 2007 fire fountain on Mount Etna by night was visible throughout much of Eastern Sicily. The fire fountain itself is over 700m high, the volcanic ash cloud some 2km high. The following day, neighbouring villages to the East of Etna, such as Milo, Fornazzo and St. Alfio were covered in a thick layer of volcanic ash.
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