Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna erupts Buzz News

Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna erupts

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Rome Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted on Sunday, spewing ash over Catania, the largest city in eastern Sicily, prompting the suspension of flights at that city’s airport.

Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), which closely monitors Etna with equipment on the slopes, noted that cloud cover on a rainy day prevented viewing of the eruption, which is often a rare ejection from the giant. Presents a spectacular display of fiery lava during.

The institute reported that ash fell on Catania and at least one city on the inhabited slopes of Mount Etna. No one was reported to be injured.

Catania airport reported that flight operations were temporarily suspended due to the ash fall.

INGV indicated that monitoring had recorded evidence of an increase in earthquake activity in recent days.

Italian news agency ANSA said on Sunday people in the towns of Adrano and Biancavilla heard loud explosions emanating from the volcano.

Italy’s National Civil Protection Agency said in an alert on Thursday that, in the wake of increased volcanic activity, there could be a “sudden” change in Etna’s activity.

In early 2021, the eruption of the volcano lasted for several weeks.