Mount Etna, is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania.
The geologic history of Mount Etna demonstrates that it has been periodically spewing ash and lava for thousands of years; the first recorded eruption of the volcano was in 475 BCE.
It is the most active volcano in Europe.
In 1169, an earthquake just prior to an eruption killed 15,000 people on Sicily.
Friday 12th of march 2021, the volcano sent a 2.5 mile-high plume smoke into the sky.
The lava fountain originated from the south-eastern crater of Etna in the early morning and ended around noon, local time.
Thankfully, the lava flow did not threaten any villages and stopped at an altitude of 5,600 ft.
The activity has been continuing since, in bursts more or less intense.
The flaming lava lights up the night sky in shocking hues of orange and red. There's no telling how long this round of exciting activity will last, say volcanologists who work at the Etna Observatory.
The CHARLIE INDIA SICILY TEAM will activate a Special Event Station for the duration of the volcano activity.
Please note : CONFIRMATION via ELECTRONIC QSL CARD ONLY
EQSL Route :
Radio : Yaesu FT857D
Antenna : Lemm Turbo 1000
Radio : Galaxy Saturn
Antenna : Sirio 2008
Radio : ranger 2950_intek multicom 485 icom 746
Antenna : Mantova 5