Astronomers: Gas cloud from Mt. Etna poses no danger in Libya

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Astronomers: Gas cloud from Mt. Etna poses no danger in Libya

April 06, 2021 - 15:40
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Clouds of sulphur dioxide (SO2), emanating from Mount Etna in Sicily, have reached as far as the north African coast, Roaya Society for Amateur Astronomy reported on Monday.

Italy's Mt. Etna erupted about two weeks ago spewing lava and a giant cloud of smoke that could be easily seen from space.

Scientists at Roaya who have been monitoring the situation released satellite images of the giant cloud of gas on its Facebook page confirming that it had swept past the Libyan coast last Friday, heading eastbound, and did not require any warning in the region.