1886 Etna eruption – Mt. Gemellaro crater

1886 Etna eruption  (18 May to 7 June 1886). Eruption on the southern flank, following a powerful summit explosion. The eruption builds a row of cones, the largest of which is named Monte Gemmelaro (in honor to the family of volcanologists from Catania who studied Etna during the first half of the 19th century). Lava comes very close to Nicolosi, now a part of the town is built on that lava. Lava volume: 51 x 106 m3; tephra volume: 10 x 106 m3