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Mt. Etna - Photo Journal of the Eruptions of 2001

     Mt. Etna is a truly massive volcano with a height of 10,910 (and growing) feet covering approximately 460 square miles. It is almost constantly in a state of eruption. However, in the summer of 2001 the activity ratcheted up a notch adding nearly 300 feet to the mountain top and threatening the town of Nicolosi (right).

     The map below shows the pyroclastic flows associated with the July-August eruption of Mt. Etna.  On the pages that follow I will share with you some images I collected at the time of the eruption.

 

Map of pyroclastic flow

Source: http://boris.vulcanoetna.com/gifs/image/Etna_eruption2001/2001.jpg

Lava flow threatens the Sicilian town of Nicolosi - Night image
Mt Etna lava flow at night
Etna - Daytime view of the 2001 eruption

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