Mount Etna puts on another stunning show

Last updated 09:40 17/06/2014

Boiling lava and ash spews from the southern crater of Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, causing the local airport to close.

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Fiery columns of lava erupted into the air above Mount Etna.

Airport authorities at Catania have decided to reschedule flights to other airports in Sicily to avoid the hazardous ash clouds caused by the eruption on Sunday (local time).

Europe's most active volcano has been putting an impressive display throughout the year with activity seen around its southern crater. While the present eruption is not of concern to the local community, the noise of the explosions and the ash clouds have been an annoyance.

In June 2013 Mount Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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- Reuters

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