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Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna erupts

Published 24/11/2013 | 11:48

Smoke billows from the Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano
Smoke billows from the Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano
Smoke billows from the Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano
Smoke billows from the Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano
Smoke billows from the Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano

Mount Etna, Europe's biggest and most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain's slopes and nearby Taormina on the island of Sicily.

The eruption did not force any evacuations, but a road was closed for half an hour as a precaution.

Authorities also briefly closed two of the four air corridors serving the nearby Catania airport but air traffic was not interrupted.

Etna erupts occasionally. Its last major eruption occurred in 1992.

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