Europe's highest active volcano Mount Etna erupts in Sicily

Mount Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes, but it had been quiet until Monday and Tuesday.

Etna, at 3,330 meters (10,926 feet), is the highest volcano in mainland Europe and can burst into action several times a year.

The volcano's eruptions have been known to last anywhere from days to weeks. The volcano is becoming more risky, according to experts that cited its eruptions in 2001 and 2002-2003 as two of its more explosive eruptions. Its last major eruption was in 1992.




Residents in the nearby cities of Catania and Toarmina could see the lava show in the distance.

You can tune into a live stream of Mount Etna erupting by clicking right here. A team flew helicopters over Etna and dropped concrete blocks at the edge of the lava tunnel to plug the hole. At Catania, about 31 miles away from the mountain, the airport remained open and flights continue as authorities say there is no real danger, the Sky News reports. A drone filmed the volcanic activity and displaying the boiling lava sliding down the snow-ridden volcano. The first recorded observation of Etna's eruptions dates way back to 425 BC.

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