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Mount Etna Eruption Sends Lava and Ash Spewing Into Night Sky

Lava and ash spewed from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, after it erupted on September 9.

Volcanic activity in Mount Etna’s Northeast Crater was reported by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology on September 6.

At the time, a report from the Institute noted that, “Since the second half of August, a slow and gradual rise of the mean amplitude has been recorded, which today, on the peripheric stations of the seismic network, has reached values comparable to those seen shortly before the December 2018 eruption, and higher than those observed before the eruptive episodes of May – July 2019.”

This footage was captured by Sicilian native Giuseppe Distefano. Credit: Giuseppe Distefano via Storyful