Mount Etna explosion injures at least four in Italy

17 March, 2017, 01:30 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • Mount Etna erupts

Six members of a BBC team of journalists were among the injured Thursday after Mount Etna, a volcano in Sicily, began to erupt, sending boiling hot rocks flying into the air.

It was a scary moment for some 35 tourists and others, including a British television TV crew, who were caught in an explosion on Mount Etna that left ten of them hurt.

The BBC crew was shaken but physically OK despite having suffered cuts, bruises and burns, she wrote.

Several tourists have been injured as Mount Etna erupted for the third time in just under three weeks, spitting molten lava almost 650 feet into the sky above Sicily.

"There were 10 injuries", he said.

She added that a "huge explosion" caused rocks and steam to be pelted at the group.

Briton jailed in Bali for murder of policeman
Her British DJ boyfriend, David James Taylor, was convicted of the same offence and jailed for six years. Taylor, known as DJ Nutzo, was supported in court by his parents John and Janet Taylor from the UK.

Big Ten Tournament bracket 2017: MI wins Big Ten title
Walton then sparked another run with consecutive triples to give U-M its largest lead of the half, 30-20, with 5:22 left. Minnesota redshirt junior center Reggie Lynch entered the game ranked second in the country with 3.6 blocks per game.

'Knees together' judge says he is resigning from the bench
Camp went on to acquit the man accused in the case. "I'm just really happy and proud of myself", said the woman. Four of the judges on the committee dissented and agreed with Camp his removal was not warranted.

Mount Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes, according to the US Geological Survey. "Volcanologist said most unsafe incident experience in his 30 year career", Morelle tweeted.

Volcanologist Boris Behncke, part of the expedition, also received minor injuries to his head during what he described as a "violent explosion".

Thursday's explosion was the result of a so-called phreatomagmatic eruption, caused by magma hitting water - in this case snow.

But as the BBC's Morelle observed on Twitter, Thursday's event served as a "reminder of how unsafe and unpredictable volcanoes can be".

Mount Etna is on the east coast of Sicily.

Europe's largest and most active volcano, experienced an increase in volcanic activity just two weeks after its most recent eruption.

Recommended:

  • Pandora launches premium music service

    Pandora launches premium music service

    Thumb up a few tracks on any Pandora radio station and Premium will automatically create a new playlist of these songs too. Existing Pandora radio subscribers will be able to try the new streaming service for no additional cost.
    Big Bang Theory is officially getting prequel spin-off, Young Sheldon

    Big Bang Theory is officially getting prequel spin-off, Young Sheldon

    Zoe Perry will co-star as his mother, a role previously played on " Big Bang Theory " by Perry's own mom , Laurie Metcalfe. Parsons will narrate the series, which unlike its laugh-track laden predecessor, will be shot in the single-camera format.
    Malaysia confirms airport murder victim was Kim Jong Nam

    Malaysia confirms airport murder victim was Kim Jong Nam

    North Korea has claimed that the man, carrying a passport with the name Kim Chol, was not the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.
  • World Baseball Classic uproar as Mexico eliminated

    World Baseball Classic uproar as Mexico eliminated

    It is safe to say that Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not the biggest fan of the World Baseball Classic . Not only have there been some very good games early on, but there has been a playoff-type atmosphere during numerous matchups.
    Congress exchanges fireworks with BJP over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

    Congress exchanges fireworks with BJP over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

    Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday appointed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as the new Chief Minister of Goa. Mr Parrikar exuded confidence that the BJP would prove its majority on the floor of the House on March 16.
    'Teen Wolf' Star Colton Haynes Is Engaged! See the Gorgeous Cabo Proposal

    'Teen Wolf' Star Colton Haynes Is Engaged! See the Gorgeous Cabo Proposal

    Colton Haynes is officially off the market! " Teen Wolf " star Colton Haynes is engaged to his boyfriend Jeff Leatham, the actor announced Sunday.
  • Trump administration asks Preet Bharara and 45 U.S.  attorneys to quit

    Trump administration asks Preet Bharara and 45 U.S. attorneys to quit

    He also criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for receiving millions for paid speeches to Goldman and other financial firms. Attorney was marked by his willingness to follow cases where they took him and regardless of his targets' political affiliations.
    Game of Thrones season 7

    Game of Thrones season 7

    Meanwhile, on a report from Express UK , one important character will reportedly be facing trouble on "Game Of Thrones" season 7. The eagerly awaited penultimate season, which promises a "Great War", won't hit United Kingdom screens until 17 July.
    Virgin America adds flights to RDU

    Virgin America adds flights to RDU

    In December, Alaska Airlines closed a deal to buy Virgin America airlines, further boosting Alaska's West Coast footprint. Virgin's network operated as a point-to-point system built around the San Francisco and Los Angeles metro areas.
  • Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

    Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

    The U.S. unemployment rate in January was 4.8 percent, little changed from December's 4.7 percent and December 2015's 4.9 percent. Limestone County's unemployment rate was 6 percent in January, up from 5.2 percent in December and 5.5 percent in January 2016.
    Can giant Tesla batteries solve South Australia's energy woes?

    Can giant Tesla batteries solve South Australia's energy woes?

    The causes of this are twofold: demand exceeding supply, and recurring failures in the state's power generation infrastructure. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter on today (March 10) to offer the Australian state a solution to its worsening blackouts.
    Akhilesh hints at tie-up between SP-Cong alliance and BSP?

    Akhilesh hints at tie-up between SP-Cong alliance and BSP?

    The BJP and BSP, however, stitched an alliance about seven months after the polls on the basis of six monthly rotational formula. The exit polls for Uttar Pradesh have predicted a massive gain for the BJP in the state and that Mayawati will be decimated.


Popular

Boult ruled out of second Test against South Africa
Colin de Grandhomme also rejoins the team in place of Mitchell Santner, lengthening New Zealand's batting order. The playing eleven will be finalised just before play starts tomorrow.

On Life Support After Massive Heart Attack
One of her fans is fellow homestyle cook rapper Snoop Dogg. Her condition didn't improve as the week started, though. Auntie Fee's most recent video was posted on March 7th.

Texas Senate passes draconian transgender bathroom bill after scaremongering campaign
Many senators have expressed concerns about the economic backlash Texas faces due to SB 6. There was some confusion among members of the Senate higher education committee.

States seeking Trump travel ban block want new hearing
Giving those explanations, it's hard to understand why the United States is still allowing travel from, say, Afghanistan. It still suspends admission of refugees and still bans issuing visas to a group of Muslim countries.

Commonwealth Games sprinting towards new 2022 host, says Kiwi Games boss
The Commonwealth Games began as the British Empire Games in 1930. "It does not look like we will find each other", said Mbalula. Cape Town - Durban has lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games , according to widespread reports on Monday.

Iraqi army cuts off last 'Islamic State' supply line to west Mosul
Another reminder of that was received this week, from Iraqi forces fighting to retake Mosul from Islamic State terrorists. Iraqi forces have now reclaimed around 30 per cent of west Mosul.

Protests Rock Ferguson, Mo., After New Footage of Michael Brown Emerges
However, Jay Kanzler, a lawyer for the convenience store and its employees, said that the video is unrelated to the later events. Filmmaker Jason Pollock included the footage in his new documentary Strange Fruit , which premiered Saturday at SXSW.

Bioware Explains Why They Didn't Go For Mass Effect 4
The recommended, at least on my machine at home, I have 1060, I run at higher than 30 [fps] for the majority of the game.

Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers
As with fighting in Mosul, Iraq, current plans for Raqqa will require cooperation between varying forces in defeating ISIS. Army Stryker combat vehicles were recently spotted in Northeast Syria, prompting Air Force Col.

Turkey's Erdogan Calls Dutch `Fascists' After Minister Grounded
In response to the decision to cancel the rally in Rotterdam, President Erdo─čan called the Dutch "Nazi remnants and fascists". The plans are to be voted on in a referendum in Turkey next month.