On the night of Monday, June 16, woke up in Italy’s most active volcano of the European continent – Etna, according to Reuters. Lava flow erupted from the newly formed crater on the southern slope of the volcano, located on the island of Sicily, and moved toward the deserted valley.
As reported until the eruption does not threaten. However, due to the volcanic ash authorities had to close the nearby airport of Catania. Also, living near the volcano rumbling noticeably annoys.
But those who are not afraid to watch the volcano was able to capture a magnificent spectacle of the eruption – lava fountain in the night sky.
In the entire history of Etna erupted many times, repeatedly destroying entire communities. According to scientists, recently Aetna, nicknamed by locals “friendly volcano” becomes dangerous. Frequent eruptions, moreover, changed their character. Last fatalities due to volcanic activity of Etna was recorded in 1987, when two tourists were killed in a sudden eruption near the top.
Tags: active volcanoetnaEuropeItaly