Mount Etna erupts over weekend, producing lava flows and ash

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Mount Etna erupts over the weekend, sending lavaflows down its slopes and raining ash.

The activity of Europe’s largest active volcano caused ash and lapillus to fall on some villages on the slopes of the volcano, according to the Catania Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology.

There was no impact on the operations of the nearby Catania international airport.

Etna is the largest of Italy’s three active volcanoes which also include Stromboli, on the Sicilian island of the same name, and Mount Vesuvius near Naples which last erupted in 1944.

Etna’s last eruption was on August 10.

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