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Etna: A magnificient moment of the lava fountain

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , on May 14, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


A magnificient moment of the lava fountain. This photo was also featured in National Geographic’s article about Etna (Feb 2002 issue). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)

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Volcano Etna, Eruption November 16th and 17th 2013

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

The best moments from the movie footage of Etna’s latest eruptive episode (paroxysm) during the night of 16-17 November 2013, including some of the finest exploding lava bubbles  ever captured on film (00:35, 01:01, 01:37, 02:05, 02:35), and a lot of haunting volcano noise. In particular, listen to the tremendous detonations at 00:56, 03:25, 04:48, and 05:10; these are certainly the best sound recordings obtained so far of such events. Have fun clicking on the times indicated for the detonations to hear them one after the other, and you’ll discover that they sound very different (which is certainly due to the fact that they were recorded at different locations). But the best bit comes last (starting at 05:43) …


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