Anniversary eruption 1886

Autore: in News | May 19, 2017

It applies today, May 19th 2017, the 131° anniversary of the beginning of the eruption of Mountain Gemmellaro.

The cone craterico of Mountain Gemmellaro, in honor of the known doctor and vulcanologo Carlo Gemmellaro, is found to a quota of around 1450 meters on the southern slope of the Etna, whose strained lava it reached near the village of Nicolosi, to a quota of around 760 meters, arresting itself on July 7 1886.

This eruption is today still remembered by the inhabitants of the country of Nicolosi bringing in procession every year in the month of July, the protecting (S. Antonio Abate) saint up to the more advanced lava front.