Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, erupted, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport in Sicily.

A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano since around 9am on Monday, Italy’s National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology.
There were no reports of any injuries.
A flight from London Southend via Catania had been rerouted directly to Malta. The airline is still evaluating a scheduled flight on Monday evening from Malta to Catania.
The 3,330 metre high volcano can burst into spectacular action several times a year, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean.

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