The pictures are impressive.

This Monday, Etna erupted on Monday, for the second time in 2022. Clouds of smoke and ash, lava flows… Residents and experts shared breathtaking videos of the Italian volcano awakening.

In some images, the heat of the volcano contrasts with the snow of the surrounding mountains, offering a striking spectacle.

The lava flows extended over more than 10 kilometers, according to the Civil Protection of Sicily.

Catania, located about thirty kilometers from the volcano, was even affected.

Ashes and volcanic stones fell in the streets of this city of 700,000 inhabitants, reports France Info.

Discesa con eruzione #Etna ⛷🏂 pic.twitter.com/T8s8FXKwOJ

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🇮🇹 Sicily: #Etna woke up pic.twitter.com/0lihx1f627

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The most active volcano in Europe

Not enough to panic the inhabitants, rather accustomed to phenomena.

“Here, we cohabit with Etna.

And then the explosions last an hour or two, no more, ”confided a Catanese to our colleagues.

No way to approach the volcano.

Only scientists are allowed to use the road leading to it.

Other Etna volcano images⬇️ https://t.co/Gq7ZXtHSGR pic.twitter.com/WEX6cyungi

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Catania airport had to be temporarily closed.

No flight was able to take off or land for a few hours.

The establishment was finally able to reopen in the middle of the afternoon.

Etna, with an area of ​​1,250 km2 and culminating at 3,357 meters, is the highest active volcano in Europe, with frequent eruptions for around 500,000 years.

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