Is the Mount Etna slipping into the sea?

This news seems to be quite shocking, right?According to a study published in Science Advances, a team led by Morelia Urlaub at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, the cause of this phenomenon are some underwater transponders around Etna’s southeastern flank. This area is the most mobile section of the mountain.

And the cause is mainly the gravity that makes this flank of the volcano to move. The magma that is inside plays its role, but is only a collateral cause.
Etna’s sliding into the Ionian Sea is going to be slow, and is connected to the risk of its entire collapse. This news, featured also in National Geographic, could mean a real disaster for the population that lives nearby. About one million people could be affected by this incredible event.

 

Ruins of the Greek Roman Theater with Etna erupting, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

About Mount Etna

Mount Etna is Europe’s most active Volcano and its sight is spectacular and breathtaking. It has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations and is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. Known as the Roof of the Mediterranean, it’s the highest peak in Italy south of the Alps. Mount Etna is located on the east coast of Sicily, between the enchanting Messina and Catania.
This beautiful creation of nature has an incredible fertile soils, allowing a flourishing extensive agriculture.

Visiting Mount Etna: a lifetime experience

Visiting Mount Etna is a lifetime experience and a full day private excursion is arranged by Sardatur.
It is part of the special Taormina package: 7 nights staying at 5* Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace, flights and private transfer included and another amazing Full day private excursion to Syracuse.
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Credits Photo: AP Carmelo Imbesi