Published: 19. 3. 2012   Category: Meteorological satellites

The Etna eruption, 18th March 2012

Nice volcano activity during the Sunday the 18th of March as seen as from Meteosat-9 (MSG-2) in 1 km/pixel resolution. There was an strong explosions, that was generating a rising ash plume and a vapor column several kilometers high.

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View from the ground

Similar eruption happened two weeks ago. The view from the ground is also impressive.

Fig.: The plume from the March 4, 2012 eruption of Etna in Italy (source).