Mount Etna's violent eruption lights up sky over Sicily

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Europe's largest volcano, Mount Etna, erupted for the first time in two years on Friday, spitting molten lava from the Voragine crater, illuminating the night sky over Sicily. Activity began early on Thursday, and intensive spurts started on Friday, causing mild disruption to the 900,000 residents living close by in the city of Taormina. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Its latest eruptions unleashed lava, magma, ash and gas which rose to at least 7 kilometres above the summit of the volcano due to prevailing winds. At 3,329 m high, Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe.