Already with the arrival in
With the past visits I could not ever
hear a clear window rattling
after a crater explosion in the closer periphery of my pension
which was placed in
center of the village
approx. two kilometers away from the active craters. Somehow
it sounded much promising
:-). As turned out
later, the second east
crater which did not saved
with its lava projectiles
for this event,
and threw out
voluminös lava over
the east burr
concerning to the altitude.
That means, from
the village center the upper glow
could be observed in the first night half. Also a new fact
Already at the heli landing
at the northwest side (Pizzeria)
of the island
more or less
the visitors positioned
in the fore ground
on the Quota
the photo gives an
But keep in mind,
crater terrace lies approx.
kilometer from the Q400 more far away.
continuously ejected lava
it started again violently
probably never changes on
this world. Above all,
the inside of this volcano seems to be fixed
(Martin was at that time
in situ) the
crater terrace was blown out and
deformed so strongly,
Meanwhile an impressive cinder cone with double exit ports
developed itself on the eastern side.
eruption character of each individual vent did not change. The
comparison I would like to draw
even into the year
1995, to our first visit. At that time the west crater (right)
was just high-mass
spraying, as in
contrast to the
Between them smaller openings formed
whereby the withdrawing hydrogen ignited
from the surface
accompanied with an amazing fizzling sound.
the right crater area
meters high cinder cone with double ejection device.
of the crater terrace.
meter high cone
but presented only
during my visit
Side view of the east crater. Up to two meters
During the sunrise again and again fascinatingly: The color
change of the volcanic landscape
the early sunlight it was possible to photograph more exact
Etna seen from Milo
bad weather situation in Sicily
only telephotos of the lava streams
in the Val del Bove.
the Pizzi Deneri
during my staytime at
not to start from the
northwestern situated Piano
Due to the
announced bad weather for the next days, I decided to change
place to the Gargano and the southern Abruzzi, whereby I was
routed during my east-west crossing through the municipal areas
of the city of L'Aquila
different buildup structure more or less destructed buildings.
The eastern suburbs and the historic city of L'Aquila were
damaged apparently hard.
the drawback of the continental drift caused by an earthquake of
the strength of 6.2 on the Richter scale became visibly.
untiring assignment of the civil forces brought fast help to the
17.000 homeless people.
by its often
fascinating fiery appearances
Initiator for this volcanism are the moving procedures of
the southern Mediterranean tectonics.
under the Thyrrenian
to the pivoting
of the whole
African plate in northeast direction toward the
initiator for earthquakes in South and Middle Italy is a
which takes place
in the center of the Mediterranean area,
beside the pressure on the European Alps
also the pressure on the Abruzzi
relaxation in the rock depths,
been situated on the
April 2009 around 3.00
nearly under the city
L'Aquila and caused already in the past devastating
condition behavior of different building types as well as
in land forms
awaked my main
fissures in the
roads could not be noticed.