08:28 GMT30 October 2020
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    The 3,330-metre volcano showed signs of increasing activity over the week, after a relatively calm period since December 2018, when an intensive ash burst led to the temporary closure of nearby Catania Airport.

    Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has once again shown its temper, erupting on Friday night and Saturday morning, producing a large amount of smoke and lava flow creating a solemn picture of red and black that changed the colour of the sky over the Italian island.

    Boris Behncke from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, who lives near the mountain posted several spectacular photos of the volcano, showing how beautiful the dangers of nature can be.

    ​Another strong eruption of the volcano occurred in 1992, threatening to destroy the city of Zafferana located near the mountain.


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