Europe’s most energetic and lively volcano has exploded into the skies, electrifying the atmosphere over most of eastern Sicily.
Mount Etna spit out plumes of hot ash and lava like a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. Residents in nearby villages were extremely lucky that no evacuations were issued seeing as though the volcano’s explosion did not affect nearby villages.
Mount Etna’s eruption which ignited on Saturday evening (November 16th) and slowed sometime during the Sunday (November 17th) morning hours has not brought any casualties or major destruction.
Safety measures were taken though, shutting down two paths of flight space connecting an airport in nearby Catania.
The last time the volcano erupted was back in 1992.