Mount Etna erupts in spectacular fashion – in pictures

by Expat Life

Europe’s most active volcano has been on explosive form, with high lava fountains and several flows of incandescent magma, together with a copious shower of ash and lapilli that reached as far as Catania

A store owner sweeps up ash that fell on Tuesday during an eruption of Mount Etna
Photograph: Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images
Ash from the eruption covers a street in Catania
Photograph: Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images
Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, spews ash and lava, as seen from Catania
Photograph: Davide Anastasi/AP
Lava gushes from the volcano
Photograph: Salvatore Allegra/AP
Ash and smoke billow into the sky as lava spews from Mount Etna
Photograph: Salvatore Allegra/AP
Smoke billows from Mount Etna on Tuesday
Photograph: Davide Anastasi/AP
The eruption generated about six lava flows that poured into the Valley of the Ox, one of the volcano’s many live craters
Photograph: Angela Platania/REX/Shutterstock
A view of the Mount Etna eruption spewing ash, as seen from Paterno
Photograph: Luigi Senna/Reuters
Lava streams descend during the eruption
Photograph: Angela Platania/REX/Shutterstock
Etna, in full volcanic activity, as seen from the port of Catania
Photograph: Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images
Tonnes of volcanic ash are thrown up into the atmosphere during the eruption
Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters
A night view of the south-east crater complex and the intra-crater of the Bocca Nuova and Voragine crater complexes during explosive activity
Photograph: Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images
The eruption, including strong explosive activity from the south-east crater, was spectacular at times
Photograph: ANSA/AFP/Getty Images
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