>> A view from above, to give volcanologists a better picture of Europe's most volatile volcano. Italian researchers are using drones, thermal imaging and GPS devices to study the changes on Sicily's Mount Etna, following a series of recent violent eruptions. After lying largely dormant for two years the volcano one of the world's most active spunge alive on February 28th.
There were repeated explosions that sent plumbs of larva shooting into the air. A few weeks later on March 16 ten people were injured in a volcanic explosion that sent stones and rocks flying into the air when magma came into contact with the snow. Scientists are now investigating the causes of the latest eruptions and mapped their effects on the summit.
The results were used for a three day construction of Etna to help monitor and study the volcano's activity.>> On the back side you can see the new Southeast crater and the Southeast crater. In the 15 of March lava flow began to flow from the lower flank of this crater.
And now, we are here to monitor the lava flow field with the staff of the Etna observatory.>> At 3,330 meters, Etna is the highest volcano in mainland Europe and can burst into life several times a year. Its last major eruption was in 1992.