Europe’s most active volcano has erupted again, accompanied by more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude.
According to VolcanoDiscovery.com, the eruption is still ongoing, perhaps even intensifying.
A local volcanologist said it was Etna’s “first flank eruption” in more than a decade.
Ash from the 3,350 meter volcano covered nearby villages, and people on the mountainside were told to escape quickly.
Catania airport on Sicily’s eastern coast was closed as a result of the eruption.
The volcano’s most recent eruption took place in November.
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