Italy's Mount Etna Erupts for the Fourth Time This Year

Posted on March 18, 2012

Italy's Mount Etna erupted today, sending plumes of smoke and ash four miles into the surrounding skies. Lava streamed into Valle del Bove, an uninhabited valley in Sicily. This is the fourth eruption by Mount Etna this year.

Europe's most active volcano is located 18 miles from the town of Catania, Sicily. It reaches 11,000 ft in elevation, and tends to wreak havoc with air travel whenever it erupts. Today, the airports remained open, although authorities closed two flight paths that went too near to the volcano. The Telegraph has footage of the event:

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