Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mount Etna volcano eruption in Italy closes airspace

Mount Etna volcano eruption in Italy has briefly closed airspace nearby, Catania Airport said today.

Plume of ashes was visible from much of eastern Sicily.

Photo below shows Mount Etna volcano eruption as seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi).


The nearby airport was shortly closed due to the Etna eruption in April 2013.

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.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 26, 2013