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Video: Powerful eruption at Mount Etna on March 5–6, 2013

Powerful volcanic eruption at Italy’s Mount Etna caught on film. Check it out.

On March 5–6, 2013 there was a powerful volcanic eruption at Mount Etna in Italy. The eruption sent fountains of lava high into the air and caused heavy fallout of ash along the northeastern flank of the volcano. The eruption was caught on film by Klaus Dorschfeldt. Check it out.

The video was filmed during the early morning hours of March 6, 2013 by Klaus Dorschfeldt, a videographer who has filmed many eruptions at Mount Etna over the past few years.

According to the Global Volcanism Program, Mount Etna has erupted several times during 2013. Mount Etna has a summit elevation of 3330 meters (10,925 feet), and it is the tallest volcano in Italy. Mount Etna is a stratovolcano that is composed of stratified layers of viscous lava and other types of volcanic materials. Stratovolcanoes are responsible for some of the most explosive eruptions in human history.

A view from the top of Mount Etna in Italy. Image Credit: Andrea Fontanelli via Wikimedia Commons.

According to a news article published on March 6, 2013 in The Telegraph, Tuesday night’s eruption did not disrupt air traffic at nearby airports.

Bottom line: On March 5–6, 2013 there was a powerful volcanic eruption at Mount Etna in Italy. The eruption sent fountains of lava high into the air and caused heavy fallout of ash along the northeastern flank of the volcano. The eruption was caught on film by Klaus Dorschfeldt.

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