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Europe's Highest Active Volcano Mount Etna Erupts in Italy, Authorities Shut Catania Airport

A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0. There were no reports of any injuries.

Reuters

Updated:December 24, 2018, 11:41 PM IST
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Europe's Highest Active Volcano Mount Etna Erupts in Italy, Authorities Shut Catania Airport
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Catania (Italy): Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, erupted on Monday, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport on Sicily's eastern coast.

A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano since around 0800 GMT on Monday, Italy's National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology said, with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The 3,330 metre high volcano can burst into spectacular action several times a year, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island. The last major eruption was in 1992.

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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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