Mount Etna Management

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Mount Etna is a decade volcano, so is closely monitored.

The Catanian section of INGV has monitored the volcano for 20 years with a permanent network of remote sensors. These remote sensors are connected in realtime by radios and/or mobile phones.

The data is continuously recorded by permanent station, and is also integrated with discrete observations, surveys and lab analysis.

RISK - Prevention

  • 25% of Sicily's population lives on Etna's slopes
  • Some tourists stray into hazardous areas
  • Basaltic lava -


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