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A BBC film crew had a lucky escape recently when Italy’s Mount Etna suddenly erupted while they were working close to the crater.

The crew, along with dozens of tourists who were also on the volcano in Sicily when it went off, had to run for their lives. Camera operator Rachel Price kept the video rolling throughout the ordeal, capturing some hair-raising footage (below) in the process.

With scalding hot rocks raining down on everyone as they fled, it’s no surprise there were some injuries, though fortunately no one was killed in the incident.

In a report describing the terrifying experience, BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle said, “I truly thought that we were going to die.”

Morelle and her team arrived at Etna last week to examine a lava flow that’d recently appeared as “a giant stream of rock, glowing red … oozing down the slopes.” They were led by a scientist from Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, though at that time there was no indication of what was about to happen.

“All of a sudden there was  a first explosion that went up of steam,” Morelle explains in a video on the BBC site. “That didn’t seem too bad but it was really the second explosion that threw up all of those boiling rocks. You have to remember that magma is more than 1,000 degrees Celsius (about 1,830 degrees Fahrenheit). Boulders going up, steam going up, too, and everyone just started to run.”

She said it was hard to see where she was going “because of this steam in front of you, but luckily we managed to make it to a vehicle that was able to take us safely back down the mountain.”

The injuries she saw on others were mostly cuts, burns, and some bruises, though a guide reportedly dislocated his shoulder as he fled. As for the BBC crew, camera operator Price revealed a large hole burned into her jacket by a lump of hot rock.

“We were extremely lucky,” Morelle said. “A volcanologist who was with us said it one of the most dangerous incidents he’d seen in his 30-year career in studying Mount Etna, so we were lucky to get out.”

It’s fair to say that most people would likely steer well clear of a volcano if it started to show signs of life, though some, like the members of the BBC science team, clearly can’t resist taking a closer look — though at the time they obviously didn’t expect what was coming.


Category: Newsflash

Already the climate change has raised concern among the people. Now the recent news of volcanoes erupting all over the world is baffling and may make things even more serious. Italy’s Mount Etna as of late erupted with a large amount of magma amid what is presently its second emission in the most recent year. Mount Etna is been referred to as Europe’s greatest and most capable spring of gushing lava, and its emission represents a peril to air activity and conceivably the encompassing towns and homes on the lower inclines of the well of lava.

Despite the fact that Mount Etna is the most recent fountain of liquid magma to stand out as truly newsworthy, there are various different emissions happening everywhere throughout the world. There has been news about volcanic eruptions from all over the planet. India’s only volcano is dynamic again after having been dormant for 150 years, and four of Iceland’s fundamental volcanoes are speculated to erupt soon. As indicated by Volcano Discovery, 35 volcanoes are either as of now ejecting at this moment or just as of late emitted everywhere throughout the world. There are significantly more volcanoes with eruption notices and huge amounts of different volcanoes that are dynamic, which means they could, in fact, emit at any moment.

Mount Etna eruption was the most recent one. On February 27, 2017, the dynamic fountain of liquid magma, situated on the Eastern bank of Sicily, Italy, emitted. The volcano is 3,329 meters tall which makes is the biggest active volcano in Europe. As per geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland’s primary volcanoes are demonstrating increasingly movement, showing that they will emit soon. One of these volcanoes, Katla, is showing the signs of been the most active in 40 years.

In a shocking event, this month, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in north Sumatra region erupted 7 times that too in one day. Sightseers and local people in the range are wearing eye, mouth, and face covers keeping in mind the end goal to counteract guide presentation to the volcanic slag, and a large number of villagers were uprooted. At the season of the emission, Mount Sinabung spoke to the tenth volcanic ejection through the span of seven days.

There is a possibility that these volcanic eruptions may not have been happening due to the geographic area since Iceland and Indonesia are to a great degree far separated. Unmistakably something is bringing about an expansion in overall seismic movement.

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