PHOTOS Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, prompting airport shutdown

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Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, prompting airport shutdown

Xinhua

13:52, December 25, 2018

Photo taken on Dec. 24, 2018 shows the Mount Etna volcano during the eruption in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said in a statement. Eruptions are fairly frequent occurrences at Mount Etna, with the last large eruption taking place in 2009, according to the INGV. (Photos: Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 24, 2018 shows the Mount Etna volcano during the eruption in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said in a statement. Eruptions are fairly frequent occurrences at Mount Etna, with the last large eruption taking place in 2009, according to the INGV.

Photo taken on Dec. 24, 2018 shows the Mount Etna volcano during the eruption in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said in a statement. Eruptions are fairly frequent occurrences at Mount Etna, with the last large eruption taking place in 2009, according to the INGV.

Photo taken on Dec. 24, 2018 shows the Mount Etna volcano during the eruption in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said in a statement. Eruptions are fairly frequent occurrences at Mount Etna, with the last large eruption taking place in 2009, according to the INGV.

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