Another eruption of Etna volcano started on Tuesday Feb 19, 2013 from the SE crater. Volcano eruption of Etna happened with 4 paroxysms so far, with lava fountains, lava flows and tall ash plumes.
Mount Etna is an active volcano on the island of Sicily. The volcanic activity of the area is a result of the convergence of the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanos on Earth. Numerous volcano eruptions of Etna have taken place in historical and recent years.
During historical years is reported that in 396 BC the volcano eruption of Etna prevented the Carthaginians to advance on Syracuse. One of Etna’s most destructive eruptions took place on 11 March 1669. In recent history the 1928 volcano eruption led to the destruction of village Mascali. Other major 20th – century eruptions occurred in 1949, 1971,1981, 1991, 2001, 2007 and 2011.