Etna (Sicily, Italy): (16 Sep) A jewel on the internet – one of (if not THE) most comprehensive and informative websites about Italy’s volcanoes (and beyond), Dr. Boris Behncke’s Italy’s Volcanoes is back on the internet, in its original version with no retouching.
Even though it is no longer updated, it remains a valuable resource of information about Etna and other Italian volcanoes, with exciting first-hand eye-witness accounts of most of Etna’s eruptions during the late 1990’s and early years of the new millennium.
We are proud to present an archived version hosted on our server accessible through www.italysvolcanoes.com.
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano has been calm today and not produced new explosions except some weak ash venting this morning, and continues to show strong degassing. Evacuations of people living in close vicinity continue because the volcano could erupt more violently any time.
A 3 km exclusion zone around the volcano has been put in place. Local press reports suggest that about 6,000 people have been relocated to temporary shelters. Dust masks are being distributed to the population.
Degassing from Sinabung this evening:
- Volcanoes Today, 15 Sep 2013: Sinabung, Batu Tara (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)