A new eruption of Mount Etna paralyzes traffic at Catania Airport

A new eruption of the Etna volcano on the Italian island of Sicily has forced the closure of airspace throughout the region and the cessation of flight operations at Catania Airport.

“No flight can land or take off,” reported the airfield on Tuesday, one day after the eruption of Mount Etna and began to emit, in addition to a small stream of lava, smoke and ash.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) issued a statement this Tuesday confirming explosive activity in the southeast crater as well as an “abundant” ash emission.

A new eruption of Mount Etna paralyzes traffic at Catania Airport
A new eruption of Mount Etna paralyzes traffic at Catania Airport

Etna, a 3,300-meter-high mountain, has caused multiple eruptions in the past year, claiming it to be the most active volcano in the region.

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