Italy’s Mount Etna Spews Lava

by | Nov 21, 2023

One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Etna, erupted on Nov. 12, 2023, spewing lava and clouds of ash high over the Mediterranean island of Sicily. This image, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, has been processed using the mission’s shortwave-infrared bands to show the lava flow at the time of acquisition. 

Standing at approximately 3,329 meters high, Mount Etna is an almost constant state of activity. Ash and cloud created because of frequent eruptions pose a threat to the nearby city of Catania, situated on Sicily’s coast. 

Image Credit: (Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2023), processed by ESA) 


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