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Mount Etna Volcano Erupts

July 20, 2011


Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, erupted on Tuesday night resulting in the closure of the island’s main airport at Catania.

This is the sixth time that Mount Etna, which is popular among tourists, has erupted in 2011.

The last eruption occurred on Saturday. Italian officials had since said the 11,000-foot-tall volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, had calmed down after a week of activity.

Residents in surrounding areas had been warned however, that the Sicilian volcano might have fallen back into a short-lived slumber andanother “active phase may just be around the corner.”

Mt. Etna live webcam here, here and here

Spectacular footage of the eruption has been posted on YouTube

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  1. July 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    the airport in rome as usual?????

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