Mt Etna Eruption Closes Sicily Airport (VIDEO)

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By Vittorio Hernandez | June 17, 2014 10:13 PM EST

Europe's most active volcano once more showed her might on Sunday by spewing ash and lava, causing the closure of an airport in Sicily, Italy, 3 News reports.


Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, erupts for the 14th time.

The  volcano made a spectacular air show as it provided a pyrotechnic display made up of molten lava and sent ash plume into the sky. Most of these volcanic actions were taking place from a crater on its south-east side.

While the Catania Airport is still open, the eruption caused the temporary closure of two air space corridors on Monday, delaying flights and disrupting schedules of tourists bound for Sicily.

Etna is found in eastern Sicily between Catania and Taormina, a popular tourist town. In 1987, the 3,350-metre high volcano was named a national park by Italy, which provided the site with mountain refuges and trails for hikers who want to go nearer.

It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2013.

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