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Sicily's Mount Etna Erupts

  • VOA News

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again.

The eruption shot up a towering column of ash and fire, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily early on Sunday.

Airport officials in nearby Catania said two air space sectors above the volcano were closed to flights, but the airport itself was operating normally.

Several villages dot the mountain's slopes.

The latest lava flow did not endanger any houses, and no evacuation was ordered.

Etna's last major eruption was in 1992.
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