Mount Etna, Europe’s Most Active Volcano, Spews Ash and Lava37.7N 14.9E
Italy’s Mount Etna has come back to life with a brief eruption that sent lava down its slopes and a cloud of ash into the sky, forcing the overnight closure of a nearby airport.
The volcanology institute in Catania, eastern Sicily, said Thursday that a two-hour eruption overnight sent a little stream of lava down the eastern slope of the mountain.
The volcano, Europe’s tallest and most active, erupts regularly but usually causes little damage.
Mount Etna’s last major eruption was in 1992.