Italian elections and papal resignation has upset the underworld.

Posted: February 24, 2013 by tchannon in volcanos

Etna Observatory. Etna is in major erruption.

The Forge of Vulcan by Lombardo -The hermitage, St Petersburg- (I hope health and safety aren't looking)

The Forge of Vulcan by Lombardo
-The hermitage, St Petersburg-
(I hope Health and Safety aren’t looking)

Observatory reports are dry. Lot of news content around too.

“On the evening of 23 February 2013, a new episode of lava fountaining occurred at Etna’s New Southeast Crater, two-and-a-half days after the previous episode from the same crater, and 36 hours after the latest eruptive episode in the summit area, which took place at the Bocca Nuova on the morning of 22 February. The 23 Febriary paroxysm was more intense than its predecessors, with lava fountains up to 600-800 m tall, and an eruption cloud charged with ash and scoriae that was blown northeastward by strong wind, whereas the lava volume this time is smaller than that of the previous episodes. The culminating phase of this episode lasted less than one hour. A more detailed report will be posted here shortly.” Some has English translations.

No Etna image in headline post – copyright

Post by Tim Channon

  1. tgmccoy says:

    Wired .com has good coverage on Eruptions website,one of the contributors,
    Boris Behncke, works for INGV the Italian Volcano agency.
    By the way if you decide to post DISCUS is not user friendly..

  2. tallbloke says:

    Vulcan has awoken. 🙂

  3. oldbrew says:

    Worth a look (uses a Google Italian translation):

    ‘Was Violent Storm that Flooded Italian Town of Etna Enhanced by Solar Activity?’

  4. Italian elections : (%) presence voters, 21 UTC = 55%

    End voting : 24-02-2013 – 14 UTC

    abstention passate 1948-2008

  5. tallbloke says:

    Michele: Is Beppe Grillo the new Prime Minister yet? 🙂

  6. Rog,
    There is no majority in Italy.
    It a big problem !

    Group Bersani : 30%
    Group Berlusconi : 30%
    Grillo : 25 %

    difficult agreements, Grillo no cooperation, is a don chisciotte !
    Tomorrow you see reactions financial …
    Booom !

    We are italian roger ….mamma mia, pizza , mafia , calcio e belle donne !