A new column formed on Mount Etna on Monday, spewing lava and a stunning ash cloud on Christmas Eve, Reuters reports.
Unusually high seismic activity has been reported by the Etna Observatory, part of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy, since the weekend.
By midnight at Christmas, 130 shakes were recorded, even a 4.0 magnitude earthquake, according to Associate Press (AP). [1
Italy's Etna spits out ashes and smoke in Sicily, Italy, December 24, 2018. (Image / Reuters)
On Christmas Eve, a massive ash and plume of smoke could rise from the volcano. The activities prompted the authorities to briefly close the nearby Catania-Fontanarossa Airport on Monday.
The airport has since reopened, but those departing the airport in the afternoons and evenings are asked to inquire with their airline as future cancellations are possible. to Il Mattino.
derBy the outbreak of #Etna from today 14.00 (December 24) #Catania the airspace is closed. At 14:00, flights will not land in #CTAairport . For information on individual flights, please contact your airline . Pic.twitter.com/Z9O9fAuuN3
– Aeroporto di Catania (@CTAairport) December 24, 2018
No injuries reported
View of Mount Etna on December 24 erupted (Twitter / @ _ hairetikos _)
– Cristina Cersei (@cris_cersei) December 24, 2018
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