Salinelles of Paterno, Sicily : Four new small mud volcanoes were opened .

Salinelles of Paterno, Sicily : Four new small mud volcanoes were opened .

I reproduced here “in extenso” the excellent article by Bernard Duick ( http://www.earth-of-fire.com/2016/01/la-salinelle-de-paterno-en-eruption.html )

Four new small mud volcanoes were opened Thursday, January 7 at 19:30 to Paterno, Via Salé, in the yard of a private home.A noise like boiling attracted the attention of residents just a few steps of Capucin salinelle … and they found themselves facing a mudslide that in two hours, spread over 200 meters in the street slope. Firefighters and communal services intervened to allow access to housing, and build a pipeline to drain any new mudslides. The flows have stopped in the day Saturday, January 9.

In the past, the Salinelle activity has already produced outside the known sites, salinelle dei Cappuccini and salinelle del Fiume. Last August, three mouths were opened in the same area.
This secondary volcanism event called salinelle, is characterized by mud craters, and carbon dioxide, methane and other gases linked to volcanic events … / … The Salinelles were added in December in the catalog of Sicilian geosites.

January 11, 2016. Salinelles of Paterno, Sicily :

Source : B. Duick ( http://www.earth-of-fire.com )
Photo :EtNativo

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