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Mount Etna erupting Jan 12 2011.

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Sicily's Mount Etna erupts

Sicily's Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano erupted on Wednesday evening, spewing out ash and lava and forcing two airports in Catania to temporarily close.
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Mount Etna mapped by radar satellites

Two German radar satellites flying in tight formation above the Earth have returned their first combined images.
TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X are circling the globe just 350m apart as they get set to make the most detailed 3D map of the Earth's surface ever acquired.
Their close proximity allows them to view the same patch of ground simultaneously but from slightly different angles.

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Internationally renowned geophysicist Dr Wouter Schellart has developed the first dynamic model to explain the mystery of the largest and most fascinating volcano in Europe, Mount Etna.
Dr Schellart's results from fluid dynamic models provide an alternative explanation for the existence of Mount Etna, its geological environment and evolution, as well as volcanism in the surrounding region.

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At the bottom of the sea, some 300 meters west of the Atlit fortress, lies one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of the Mediterranean basin. About 20 years ago, archaeologists discovered a complex of ancient buildings and ancient graves with dozens of skeletons at the underwater site of Atlit-Yam. The team of marine archaeologists that excavated the site, headed by Dr. Ehud Galili of the Israel Antiquities Authority, came to the conclusion that an ancient settlement once existed there, but sank beneath the surface of the sea some 8,000 years ago. The finds at the site, including goat and pig bones and wheat seeds, indicate that it was a well-established community whose residents supported themselves by agriculture, hunting, fishing and animal husbandry.

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The eruptions that have shaken the Mount Etna volcano on the southern Italian island of Sicily have subsided.

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Mount Etna last night had a major eruption with lava flows and a thick column of ash raining down on some towns of the Eastern side. Catania-Fontanarossa international airport was closed shortly after mid-night after safety fears for air traffic. The airport has now since reopened.

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Mt Etna in Italy began erupting violently again last night, spewing lava fountains almost 500 feet in the air from the south-eastern crater.
So far there is no threat to inhabited areas. Lava also oozed from fissures at the base of the same crater towards the Valle del Bove.

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A massive tsunami smashed Mediterranean shores some 8,000 years ago when a giant chunk of volcano fell into the sea, researchers say.
Waves up to 165 feet (50 meters) high swept the eastern Mediterranean, triggered by a landslide on Mount Etna on the island of Sicily, according to the new study.
The research team says the natural disaster likely destroyed ancient communities, with a series of killer waves hitting the eastern Mediterranean coastline from Italy to Egypt.

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