Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013

Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy


Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy with spewing lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air.

Mount Etna eruption is thirteenth time this year, Your Reporter News Italy mentions.

The huge burst was observed even by residents of Catania and Taormina. Smoke and ash by Etna were sent up to 3,000ft in the air.

Multiples earthquakes with weak magnitude up to 2.55 were also recorded.

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The airport was shortly closed due to the eruption.

Below are photos of Mount Etna eruption via Mail Online.





Town mayors has called on the Government to introduce state of emergency, Mail Online reports.

Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. Mount Etna's largest eruption was in 1669. The deadliest Mount Etna eruption in 1669 claimed 15,000 lives in Sicily.

Below is Mount Etna eruption video by 6insicilia.it



Original post: Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013