Europe’s highest active volcano rumbles back to life

Written by webmestre on January 6, 2012. Posted in Natural disasters

Europe’s highest active volcano has rumbled back to life. Italy’s Mount Etna on the Mediterranean island of Sicily has released a column of ash up to 5,000 metres (over 16,000 feet) above sea level.

Lava was also seen flowing from a new crater according to the Catania Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology.

Officials have held a crisis meeting at the nearby Catania airport but for the moment flights have not been halted.

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