|Mt. Etna - Nicolosi: A Town In Peril
The town of
Nicolosi was never actually in danger. However, one would not know
that by looking at these pictures.
is fortunate that the lava flow that was approaching the town was not
sufficient in volume or viscosity. The town is situated
approximately 12 km from the volcanic vent emitting the lava; this
distance combined with the gentle slope leading up to the town allowed
the lava to cool enough to slow its advance.
town was not touched by the pyroclastic flow.