Lava and ash: Etna: Europe's largest volcano delivers impressive images

On the Italian Mediterranean island of Sicily, Europe's largest active volcano, Etna, spewed large amounts of glowing lava into the sky on Sunday.

Lava and ash: Etna: Europe's largest volcano delivers impressive images

On the Italian Mediterranean island of Sicily, Europe's largest active volcano, Etna, spewed large amounts of glowing lava into the sky on Sunday. In the evening, a thick cloud of lava, igneous gases and rock stood over the mountain, which is more than 3,300 meters high. According to the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), the so-called eruption column reaches a height of 4.5 kilometers. Explosions could be seen and heard again and again.

Ash also fell on several towns around Mount Etna, such as Milo and Zafferana Etnea. However, there were initially no reports of major damage. Operations at Catania island airport continued. Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano. The mountain is about 3350 meters high. However, the exact height changes again and again due to eruptions and cinder cones.

Etna has now calmed down again. The Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Catania reported a relatively normal night. On Monday, the authorities lowered the warning level for air traffic from red to orange.

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