Quantcast

Watch Italy's Mount Etna erupt in spectacular display of shooting lava

Published March 6, 2013 9:36 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Italy's Mount Etna erupted Tuesday night, sending out a amazing display of shooting lava and hot ash that lit up the night sky.

Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe, the Atlantic points out, and is known for regular activity.

The activity has increased in recent months, however.

It erupted on Feb. 19 and the following couple of days, and again on Feb. 23 and 27. On Feb. 28, astronaut Chris Hadfield captured images of what the volcano looked like erupting from space.