Europe’s highest active volcano Mount Etna erupts in Sicily

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The highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, erupted on the island of Sicily on Monday. The volcano, which lies between the cities of Messina and Catania, can be seen spewing fountains of lava, which reportedly exceeded several hundred meters high and are visible from the east coast of Sicily. The eruption stems from the south-eastern crater, creating small explosions and releasing volcanic bombs. The last time Etna erupted was on May 21, 2016.