A 3.5-magnitude earthquake and seismic swarm hit the Mt Etna area Monday causing schools to be evacuated in three nearby towns, Ragalna, Nicolosi and Bronte. All in all, around 60 tremors were felt. People called the police. No reports of injuries or property damage. On 30 January, a seismic swarm was recorded on the south-west slope of Mount Etna. The

quakes ranged between 2.1 and 3.5 in magnitude at a depth between 10 and 15 km. The seismic activity then continued, but was not accompanied by anomalies in the geophysical parameters, in particular the amplitude of the volcanic tremor which was maintained in moderately low stationary values typical of recent months.  READ MORE