Etna volcano

Italian volcano Etna has awakened. Lava started gushing from the 3,350 metre mountain and the surrounding Sicily area, without any residents, was shaken by 200 earthquakes measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale.

Last time, the volcano erupted in November last year when the Catania airport was shut down due to lava and ash. This is the highest active volcano in Europe, according to the Palermo geophysics Institute.