Italy: Etna volcano erupted and expelled a cloud of ash over Catania | The airport stopped working

he Etna volcanoone of the most active volcanoes in the world, this Sunday recorded a new eruption that ejected Ash cloud over the city of CataniaOn the island of Sicily, forcing it to suspend traffic at its airport for security reasons.

“Due to the eruption of Mount Etna and the abundance of volcanic ash on the surface of the airport, Flight operations have been suspended until conditions are safe againCatania Airport stated in a statement.

The tremors were already recorded at a high level at 7:20 local time. In the morning, they were heard, according to local media Loud voices coming from Etnaespecially in cities Adriano and Biancavilla, on its southwestern slope.

but, Clouds around the top of the volcano prevented the eruptions from being seenthe National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology noted this Sunday.

Last Thursday, the civil defense authorities in the Sicilian region issued a “red alert” in the Etna region because of “the very high possibility of an imminent or continuing fall of lava rivers.”

with an area of ​​3,324 square metres, Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and has erupted repeatedly in the last 500,000 years.

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