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Mount Etna erupts spewing lava into the sky

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Mount Etna erupts (Photo: Shutterstcok)
  • Mount Etna erupted in Italy.
  • The volcano spewed lava into the sky.
  • The video is circulating online.

On November 12, the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) reported that Mount Etna has erupted.

The world’s most active volcano is at it again.

According to reports, the lava fountain was over 47,000 feet high.

The dramatic video has gone viral on social media.

The lava fountain was incredibly dramatic

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PHOTO: Shutterstock

According to Italian media, and comments on social media, the lava flow from when Mount Etna erupted was visible from a long distance.

Because of this, Italian authorities have issued a code red for aircraft that have routes near or through the region.

In addition, nearby cities such as Milo or Zafferana Etnea have been covered in volcanic ash.

However, the Catania airport, located on the island, has not yet confirmed the suspension of its activities.

The region is on alert

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PHOTO: The Associated Press

So far, emergency services in Italy have not reported any casualties or significant damage in the region.

Despite this, they are still in a state of alert since signs of another possible eruption have been observed in recent days.

Mount Etna is located on the island of Sicily. It is over 10,000 feet high and is the object of study due to its constant and intense activity, which dates back hundreds, or even thousands, of years.

This volcano has been part of mythology in various cultures, including Greco-Roman, which associated it with the forge of the god Hephaestus and the home of Typhon.

The amazing moment Mount Etna erupted was captured on video

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PHOTO: MundoNOW Archive

The moment when Mount Etna erupted in Italy on Sunday, November 12 is already going viral on social media.

Mount Etna is recognized as the most active volcano in the world and often offers impressive spectacles with its exhalations of ash.

This time it was a real eruption.

In the video, people in Sicily are seen walking normally while in the background the volcano is lit up with molten lava.

Flights were canceled

Alarms go off due to volcano erupting in the US: lava is approaching
PHOTO: AP

This is not the first time that the volcano in Sicily has erupted.

These events often result in airport closures and the suspension of flights due to the presence of ash in the surrounding area.

Attention is also focused on Iceland, where a possible volcanic eruption that has generated more than a thousand earthquakes in just 24 hours is being closely monitored.

According to Gestión, authorities are asking residents there to evacuate.

A dangerous volcano

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PHOTO: MundoNOW Archive

When the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna erupted last August it generated an ash cloud that affected the Catania international airport.

According to CNN, this situation led to delays, cancellations and diversions of hundreds of flights.

The volcanic ash had a direct impact on air operations, inconveniencing travelers and airlines.

This event highlights the unpredictability of volcanic activity and its impact on the surrounding environment, as well as regional aviation infrastructure and logistics.

Danger in Iceland

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PHOTO: Getty Images

Iceland has made news in the last few hours and, unfortunately, it’s not good.

The Nordic country has already declared the state of emergency due to earthquakes and a threat of an eruption that seems to be getting closer to happening.

On Friday, November 10, Iceland experienced a number of medium-intensity tremors in a period of 14 hours.

There were actually as many as 800 earthquakes in that period of time. Watch the dramatic footage from when Mount Etna erupted HERE.

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