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Mount Etna Eruption: Volcano Spews Lava And Ash

The explosion started before midnight on Monday night, provoking a huge eruption plume that rose for several kilometers from the top of Etna, as reported by The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Etneo Observatory.

February 23, 2021

Lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

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Lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra

Lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

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Smoke fills the sky as Mt. Etna volcano erupts, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy. This is the fifth episode in a series of Mt. Etna eruptions which have been occurring over the past week.

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Lava spews during an eruption of Mt. Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

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Smoke fills the sky during an eruption of Mt. Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy. This is the fifth episode in a series of Mt. Etna eruptions which have been occurring over the past week.

AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra

Smoke fills the sky during an eruption of Mt. Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra

Smoke billows from the Mt Etna volcano as seen from Giarre, Sicily. Europe's most active volcano remains active scattering ashes around a vastly populated area on its slopes.

AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra