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The eruption of mount Etna: a pillar of lava and ash rose into the sky for several kilometers

Thursday, December 3, occurred the eruption of the highest active volcano in Europe – mount Etna, Central crater which threw out a lava fountain one kilometre high. Thrown together with lava flow ash rose three miles above the volcano, Reuters reports.

The result is a short but powerful eruption, the surrounding villages was covered with a thick layer of ash, and the local airport suspended its work.

Etna is an active stratovolcano located on the Eastern coast of Sicily and is the tallest active volcano in Europe. Etna in two and a half times the height of mount Vesuvius.

The last powerful eruption of mount Etna occurred in October 2013, in the South-Eastern crater of the volcano.




The eruption of mount Etna: a pillar of lava and ash rose into the sky for several kilometers 06.12.2015

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