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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.

2004 Flank eruption on Mount Etna by day
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By day time you could hardly see the 2004 flank eruption on Mount Etna. When the wind dropped it was just possible to make out a small amount of vapour coming from the lava flows, and when the wind was blowing in the right (or maybe wrong?) direction, there was a distinctive smell of sulphur.
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