Russian Satellites Recorded an Increase in the Activity of Mount Etna in Italy
OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian meteorological spacecraft «Electro-L» simultaneously recorded an increase in the activity of Mount Etna from different angles. This was announced by the head of «Roscosmos» Dmitry Rogozin. «In February 2021, an increase in the activity of Mount Etna (the island of Sicily, Italy) was recorded», he wrote in Telegram.
According to him, due to the high temperature sensitivity of the satellite sensors, it is possible to detect and reliably track the dynamics and energy characteristics of the volcanic eruption process.
In mid-February, Mount Etna in Sicily began to erupt again. This was recorded by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. The eruption from the crater was accompanied by the release of volcanic ash and lava flow. It is noted, that the mountain is under constant supervision of specialists. The increase in volcanic activity was recorded by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology.
Mount Etna, one of the largest in Europe, woke up on the Italian island of Sicily on the evening of December 13 after an earthquake of magnitude 2.7. A strong eruption began on December 14. Lava fountains reached a height of 100 meters, and plumes of ash stretched to five kilometers.