• Short Summary

    SICILY ALREADY SUFFERING FROM AN EARTHQUAKE WHICH CLAIMED 500 LIVES ON THE WESTERN PART OF THE ISLAND, FACES ANOTHER NATURAL PHENOMENA ON THE EAST COAST WHERE THE VOLCANO, MOUNT ETNA, IS ACTIVE AGAIN.

  • Description

    SICILY ALREADY SUFFERING FROM AN EARTHQUAKE WHICH CLAIMED 500 LIVES ON THE WESTERN PART OF THE ISLAND, FACES ANOTHER NATURAL PHENOMENA ON THE EAST COAST WHERE THE VOLCANO, MOUNT ETNA, IS ACTIVE AGAIN. THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF THREATS TO LIFE OR PROPERTY, BUT THE VOLCANO IS SENDING OUT STREAMS OF LAVA DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE.

    MOUNT ETNA IS THE HIGHEST VOLCANO IN EUROPE AND ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE. THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 135 ERUPTIONS OF THE VOLCANO, MOST OF THEM IN THE CHRISTIAN ERA, BUT BEFORE THAT THERE ARE FEW RECORDS. A MAJOR ERUPTION OCCURRED IN 396 B.C., WHICH KEPT THE CARTHAGINIAN ARMY, COMMANDED BY HIMLICO, FROM REACHING CATANA.

    THE MOST VIOLENT ERUPTION WAS RECORDED IN 1669 WHEN THE LAVA FLOW REACHED THE CITY OF CATANIA AND THE SEA. IN RECENT TIMES THE GREATEST DANGER WAS POSED BY THE ERUPTIONS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1950 AND OCTOBER 1951 WHICH THREATENED THE VILLAGES OF RINAZZO AND FORNAZZO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD240IRBDTZSF5MH680H2J0TN6
    Media URN:
    VLVAD240IRBDTZSF5MH680H2J0TN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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