Mount Etna's Dramatic New Eruption

Feb 20, 2013 Full story: How Stuff Works

In 2008, 72 volcanoes erupted around the world -- that's a lot of fire, and slightly above average.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Looks like the Etna stuff definitely works.

Magma appears to be derived from the SW. fracture set under sicily. Flash behavious appears to be due to relatively gassy magma in the fracture and a slow recompression rate under sicily resulting in on/off behaviour.

Have a nice day: Ag

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