Under the volcano: the town of Catania in Sicily is covered in a cloud of ash as Mount Etna erupts, May 21, 2023

Video. Mount Etna erupts covering the Sicilian town of Catania with ash

Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted on Sunday, spewing ash on Catania, eastern Sicily’s largest city, and forcing a shutdown of the city’s airport.

Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted on Sunday, spewing ash on Catania, eastern Sicily’s largest city, and forcing a shutdown of the city’s airport.

Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, or INGV, which closely monitors Etna with instrumentation on the slopes, noted that cloud cover on a rainy day was impeding views of the eruption, which often serves up a spectacular display of flaming lava during the volcano’s not infrequent eruptions.

The institute said ash had fallen on Catania and at least one town on Mount Etna’s inhabited slopes.

No injures were reported.

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