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Mount Etna erupting!

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kent
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Mount Etna erupting!

Hi there!

We are flying to Catania on Saturday for a week for my 30th! Have just heard the news about Mount Etna! I know this is a very 'how long is a piece of string' question but do these eruptions usually last long? eg in the past have they lasted weeks or longer? Would the airport be closed a long time or does life continue as usual? I heard it was shut today!

Does the whole island shut down or just Catania airport! Sorry very general questions but worried now! :(

Thanks again

Lucy x

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11. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Welcome to Sicily Mike G!

Yes, Nicolosi is safe. Etna is a large mountain, and the eruptions are in the southeast crater and the Valle del Bove.

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12. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Thanks very much for the information!

Mike G

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13. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Prego Mike G,

You can follow Etna's activity - www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/news.html

Vagabonda

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14. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Morning! How are things looking today volcano wise!? thanks so much

L xx

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15. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Still active, but decreasing a bit....

Airport is open....

No real changes....

Continue packing! :-)

Vagabonda

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16. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Oh thankyou! If anything changes would it be ok to let us know! Thanks ever so much! L x

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17. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Prego KentLucy,

Etna is an active volcano with eruptions all the time!

But will post significant changes.

Vagabonda

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18. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

thankyou! Just anything that may affect the airport! i am very grateful!

Arriverderci!

L xx

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19. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Will try to keep you posted about the airport!

Vagabonda

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20. Re: Mount Etna erupting!

Thankyou Vagabonda! x