Mount Etna erupts sending huge ash cloud into sky and causing flight chaos

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Nature
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Italy's Mount Etna has erupted, sending a huge cloud of ash into the sky and causing flight chaos.

Europe's highest and most active volcano erupted today and caused the closure of Catania airport on Sicily's eastern coast.

Flights were being forced to divert to other airports, according to local reports.

Dramatic video footage shows gigantic plumes of grey smoke covering the clouds and filling the sky.

A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano since around 8am, Italy's National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology said, with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0.

"Due to the eruption of Etna, Catania airspace was closed at 13.00UTC," a tweet by Air Live said.

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