Mount Etna erupts with spectacular bursts of lava as volcanic ash covers nearby villages

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Italy’s Mount Etna lit up the night sky with bursts of sweltering hot lava early Monday morning as Europe’s most active volcano lurched into motion.

The eruptions began at 9:20 p.m (2020GMT) on Sunday and continued until around 3 a.m. (0200GMT) the following morning.

Volcanic ash from the eruption covered parts of nearby Catanian villages between Pedara and Tremestieri Etneo in Sicily. On Monday morning, cars, streets and balconies were covered in black ash as workers and locals cleaned up.

The 3,330-metre-high volcano can burst into spectacular action several times a year, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island. The last major eruption was in 1992.

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