Mount Etna volcano roars into action with ash and lava
| Sam Lock;Associated Press
8/24/2018 1:25 PM EST
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Mount Etna in Sicily has roared back into spectacular volcanic action, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava into the air.
The volcano, the most active in Europe, initially 're-awoke' in late July but sprang into fuller action on Thursday evening, Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said.
Chunks - Lava - Feet - Air
Chunks of flaming lava as high as 500 feet have been shot into the air almost constantly.
On Friday, INGV said the action was continuing, feeding ash plumes several hundred yards into the air above the crater.
Evacuations - Towns - Etna - Slopes
No evacuations of towns on Etna's slopes were reported.
Sicilians farm on the fertile soils of the slopes of Etna.
The volcano is...
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