The volcanic eruption on La Palma shocked. But even in Italy a volcano could soon spit fire. The evacuations have already started.
Vulcano – The island is not called “Vulcano” for nothing: The volcano on the small piece of land off the north coast of Sicily, the largest town of which has fewer than 400 inhabitants, is threatened with eruption. The evacuations have started.
The “Gran Cratere” volcano takes up more than two thirds of the island’s area. Of course, the inhabitants of the small island are alerted when a researcher measures increased activity: the volcanologist Marco Pistolesi published on Twitter that he had observed worrying incidents. “A small number of families have been evacuated from a village on Vulcano. The soil is increasingly emitting CO2, and animal corpses have also been found, ”he writes.
The science portal too Il Mondo dei Terremoti confirms this. In a tweet it reported abnormal smoke and toxic gases.
Vulcano (Italy): eruption would have devastating consequences for island
The fire brigade also reported an operation in which carbon dioxide vapors were measured. Il Mondo dei Terremoti does not assume an imminent eruption. But the gases posed an immediate threat.
An outbreak would have devastating consequences for the small island. In contrast to the Canary Island of La Palma, where the volcano is currently erupting, the Italian island is less populated, but quick action is still urgently needed. The Italian civil defense has already declared the warning level yellow.
Elevated temperatures and seismic activities were measured. The volcanologist Pistolesi wrote: “Something like this has never been observed on the island” and cited a deformation of the volcano in August.
The last time the 499 meter high volcano, which belongs to the Italian province of Messina, erupted in 1890. In Roman mythology, the island was considered the forge of the fire god Vulcanos. The modern word volcano comes from the same mountain of fire on the island. (cg)
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