Over 30 small Earthquakes rocked Sicily yesterday – 24/1/2021
The sequence of earthquakes in Sicily, on the slopes of Etna. Tremors and roars in the Catania area since this morning.
A remarkable sequence of earthquakes has been taking place on Etna since this morning, with well over 30 earthquakes detected.
Fortunately, these were minor tremors but they still indicate an increasing activity of volcanic activity a few days after the strong eruption that we documented.
According to INGV data, about 30 weak earthquakes were recorded between 09.20 and 14.47 of today 24 January 2021. Fortunately, all the events were very weak: the highest magnitude was recorded at 12.10 ( M2.3 on the Richter scale), while all the others are between M2.0 and M2.2.
The epicenter of the seismic sequence identified on the eastern side of Etna, behind Sant’Alfio, Fornazzo, and Milo: tremors and roars are felt with great frequency in all the localities at the base of Etna.
At this point it becomes very probable a new major eruption of Etna in the next few hours.