A huge cloud of smoke rose above the volcano, but lava flowed on the slopes, local media reported. There is no evidence that the eruption caused damage or injured people.
The lava has reached a height of 2,000 meters, reports the news agency Adnkronos.
Catania Airport has temporarily suspended work due to airborne ash. The smoke and ash pillar was a kilometer high, which raised concerns about flight safety, the news agency reports. Ansa.
Ash has covered homes and streets throughout the city.
The eruptions of 3,300 meters high Mount Etna are not uncommon.
The volcano in eastern Sicily is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.
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