Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke, 'a rain of stones'

Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke, 'a rain of stones'

Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke, 'a rain of stones'

(NEW YORK POST) – Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted on Tuesday, creating a fountain of lava and sending plumes of orange smoke into the sky.

The eruption forced Sicily’s Catania Airport to temporarily close – which often happens when the volcano is active. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Residents in the village of Pedara near the crater said it spewed not only ash, but also big chunks of volcanic stones throughout the area.

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Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke, 'a rain of stones'