Etna eruption 2018: the flights in the area are restricted due to the thick grey clouds of smoke and ash
An eruption of Etna volcano started on Italian island of Sicily on December, 24. A pillar of smoke and ash was released into the sky. It is the biggest active volcano in Europe with frequent eruptions recorded in the past 2,700 years.
According to AFP, an active volcano threw a cloud of ash into the sky, making the visibility more difficult. The process of eruption was accompanied by numerous earthquakes.
🇬🇧🔴Due to the eruption of #Etna from today 2 p.m (december 24th) #Catania airspace is closed. From 2 p.m flights will not land in #CTAairport. For any information on individual flights, please contact your airline company pic.twitter.com/Z9O9fAuuN3
— Aeroporto di Catania (@CTAairport) 24 декабря 2018 г.
Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology has counted more than 130 seismic shocks, with the strongest of them reaching magnitude 4.0.
— Laura Fiannacca (@LFiannacca) 24 декабря 2018 г.
Due to poor visibility, the flights in the local airport were restricted and the airspace around Etna was partially closed.
Start of #Etna's first flank eruption for more than 10 years, shortly after noon on 24 December 2018, seen from my home in the village of Tremestieri Etneo, 20 km south of the summit of the volcano pic.twitter.com/152d9F795y
— Boris Behncke (@etnaboris) 24 декабря 2018 г.
Let’s take a look at some so terrifying but so magnificent pictures:
Preview: gnuckx, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)(illustrative image)