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Oct-2013

Mont Etna Eruption (The Wonders of Nature)

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ROME – Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Etna’s eruptions aren’t infrequent, although the last major one occurred in 1992.

Smoke billows during the eruption of Mount Etna volcano was seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, on Saturday. Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted throwing ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Catania airport said the eruption Saturday forced closure of nearby air space before dawn, but authorities lifted the closure in early morning. Several inhabited villages dot the mountain’s slopes, but evacuations weren’t necessary despite the lava flow.

Catania airport said the eruption Saturday forced the closure of nearby airspace before dawn, but authorities lifted the order in early morning

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