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Mount Etna Erupts Again

  • The largest active volcano of Italy, Mount Etna, has once again started spewing lava and ash. However, officials have confirmed that its activity is restricted to the summit only and neither the people nor towns pose a risk. Reports say the new phase of eruptions started on Thursday after two new cracks opened up. Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) has confirmed that before the two fissures opened up on the New Southeast Crater of Mount Etna, a series of seismic events occurred. Catania's INGV director, Eugenio Privitera, has asked the visitors to stay away from the summit. Reports also said that the Northern lava flow reached 1 mile and the southern flow reached around 2 miles from the summit.