Mt. Etna volcano erupts again

Mon Dec 30 2013, 15:39 hrs
Lava spews from the South East Crater of Mt. Etna during an eruption, in Sicily, southern Italy, early on December 30. (AP)
Lava spews from the South East Crater of Mt. Etna during an eruption, in Sicily, southern Italy, early on December 30. (AP)
Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano at 3,350 meters (10,990 feet), erupts quite frequently. (AP)
Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano at 3,350 meters (10,990 feet), erupts quite frequently. (AP)
 Its latest series of eruptions has lasted for weeks now, occasionally causing a change in flight routes but causing no other damages. (AP)
Its latest series of eruptions has lasted for weeks now, occasionally causing a change in flight routes but causing no other damages. (AP)
The previous ash cloud from Mount Etna's spectacular eruption on December 15 had forced the closure of Catania's airport in eastern Sicily. (AP)
The previous ash cloud from Mount Etna's spectacular eruption on December 15 had forced the closure of Catania's airport in eastern Sicily. (AP)
The eruption hasn't forced evacuation of the villages on the mountain's slopes. Its last major eruption occurred in 1992. (AP)
The eruption hasn't forced evacuation of the villages on the mountain's slopes. Its last major eruption occurred in 1992. (AP)

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