Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy has been active once again and some spectacular footage was filmed of its latest colorful eruptions. The video captured bright colors and plumes of smoke and a sea of gurgling lava. The mountain’s summit erupted at dawn Saturday, sending plumes of smoke and lava and ash into a burning orange/red sky. It was filmed by Italian journalist and videographer Turi Caggegi, who said he was filming from near the Voragine crater.
The snow-covered Mt. Etna has long been an active volcano with numerous eruptions throughout modern times and geologists from Italy’s nearby National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania expected this latest one. “On May 17th we witnessed an increase in the amplitude of volcanic tremors and recorded intense degassing accompanied by occasional, weak emissions from the north-eastern crater,” a statement from the Institute said. READ MORE