The Sicilian volcano, more than 3,300 meters high, began to tremble more and more Monday evening and erupted, experts from the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) reported on Tuesday.
According to the experts’ report, the new eruption started in the southeast crater around 10:00 p.m. About an hour later, lava was projected up to 300 meters above the rim of the crater. Later, a cloud of ash several kilometers long could be seen in the air.
According to the researchers, the natural nocturnal spectacle is not alarming. They plan to use this recent activity to continue research on material samples that the volcano has thrown out. Etna has been very active since mid-February.