facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Italy's Mount Etna erupts with ash, lava

Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM   |   Comments

CATANIA, Sicily, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, is spewing lava and ash in its first eruption of the year, vulcanologist said.

Activity began Thursday morning, pushing an ash column nearly 16,000 feet into the sky, but experts say it presents no danger to nearby villages or air traffic, ITN reported.

At 10,801 feet, Mount Etna on the island of Sicily is Europe's highest active volcano.

Lava was seen flowing from a new crater on the southeast side of the summit toward the uninhabited Valle del Bove region, Sky News reported.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said no airline flights in the region have been canceled so far.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets
2
Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile
3
Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country
4
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
5
Thailand orders more aircraft from Airbus Helicopters Thailand orders more aircraft from Airbus Helicopters
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback