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Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke and ‘a rain of stones’

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most lively volcano, erupted on Tuesday, making a fountain of lava and sending plumes of orange smoke into the sky.

The eruption pressured Sicily’s Catania Airport to briefly shut — which regularly occurs when the volcano is lively.

No accidents or deaths have been reported.

Residents within the village of Pedara close to the crater mentioned it spewed not solely ash, but in addition large chunks of volcanic stones all through the world.

“It was a rain of stones,” resident Letizia Olivieri informed the Related Press. “One thing I by no means noticed in my total life.”

The Sicilian village was in emergency mode, the mayor mentioned, as residents and municipal groups labored to scrub up the ashes on the road Wednesday.

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The Etna volcano in Catania, Sicily, erupts and unleashes a excessive cloud of lava ash.

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Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most lively volcano, erupted on Feb. 17, 2021.

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The eruption created a fountain of lava and despatched plumes of orange smoke into the sky.

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No accidents or deaths have been reported.

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Residents within the village of Pedara close to the crater mentioned it spewed not solely ash, but in addition large chunks of volcanic stones all through the world.

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Mount Etna’s eruption is seen from the village of Catania, Italy.

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Streams of purple sizzling lava circulate within the aftermath of Mount Etna’s eruption seen from Giarre, Italy.

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“It was a rain of stones,” resident Letizia Olivieri informed AP. “One thing I by no means noticed in my total life.”

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A view of the Mount Etna eruption from Paterno, Italy.

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Volcanic ashes are seen as Mount Etna erupts on the village of Catania, Italy.

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Employees clear a avenue within the aftermath of Mount Etna’s volcanic eruption in Catania, Italy.

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A girl walks her canine within the aftermath of Mount Etna’s volcanic eruption in Catania, Italy.

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