Mount Etna’s spectacular eruptions reached a peak on Monday when the volcano’s lava fountains soared to 1,500 metres – a display described by one expert as “one of the most striking in the last few decades”....
- The Guardian - Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo
- By Worldatlas.com
Gaseous emissions from volcanic vents over hundreds of millions of years formed the Earth's earliest oceans and atmosphere, which supplied the ingredients vital to evolve and sustain life. Over time, volcanic eruptions and related processes have directly and indirectly benefited humanity: Volcanic materials ultimately break down and weather to form some of the most fertile soils on Earth, which has produced abundant food and fostered civilizations.