Photographer captures the eruption of the Etna Volcano and the several-meter column of Smoke that it caused
The Etna volcano, located on the east coast of Sicily, very close to the port city of Catania, experienced a new eruption this Tuesday, causing a column of smoke of several meters and a shower of ash and small volcanic stones that has forced to close to Catania airport due to visibility problems.After the eruption, both local media and social networks began to fill with photographs and videos of the event that show the magnitude of the explosion and the huge column of smoke that formed.
One of these videos is that of the photographer Vincenzo Modica, from Catania, author of the following video:
The eruption took place around four in the afternoon, local time, and caused a shower of ash and stones up to one centimeter in diameter.
According to the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Catania, the eruption ended just before seven in the afternoon, after a few hours of activity in which lava could be seen descending from the crater.
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