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Mt Etna Erupts

Posted by feww on July 20, 2011

Sicilian volcano erupts for the seventh time this year

Mt Etna’s latest eruption Tuesday night (UTC) forced the authorities to close the Catania’s Fontanarossa International Airport.

The volcano ejected fountains of lava up to 500 meters into the air, according to local reports.

There was no ash fallout as of posting, and the air port was reportedly reopened 6 hours later.

The authorities have warned nearby residents that more eruptions could occur without warning.

Mt Etna (summit elevation: 3,333m) is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.


Europe’s largest and most active volcano lights up the Sicilian night with a fountain and cascade of lava [Jan 11, 2011]. Image credit: ANSA. Image may be subject to copyright.

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