Eruption of the Mount Etna volcano

November 23rd, 2013 |
Meteosat-10 0.75 µm visible channel images (click to play animation)

Meteosat-10 0.75 µm visible channel images (click to play animation)

The Mount Etna volcano — the tallest on the European continent, and one of the most active in the world — experienced an eruption on 23 November 2013. EUMETSAT Meteosat-10 0.75 µm visible channel images (above; click image to play animation) showed the explosive development of the volcanic plume beginning around 09:30 UTC; the plume then moved rapidly northeastward across far southern Italy, eventually moving over Albania around 13:00 UTC. A number of lightning strikes within the billowing ash plume can be seen in an HD-quality YouTube video.

Satellite signatures of an earlier eruption were discussed here and here.

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