On Friday night, the largest volcano in Europe woke up. Mount Etna erupted on the island of Sicily, mir24 reports citing ANSA news agency. Residents of nearby cities could observe fountains of boiling lava that burst out of the volcano's crater to a height of up to 600 meters. Tremors were registered in the area of the eruption. The Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology noted that at present the activity of the volcano does not pose a danger to people.
Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe. There are many craters on the slopes of the 3328 meter volcano. Mount Etna was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and due to its constant activity, was chosen as the UN Volcano of the Decade.