Italy’s Mount Etna has started spewing lava in what is its second eruption of the year.
Giant fountains of lava could be seen sprouting from the volcano, located on the isle of Sicily, as far away as Catania, around 30 kilometres away, and the resort town of Taormina.
The Meteorological Observatory in Nunziata said: "You can clearly see the lava fountains, although currently modest, as it escapes from the crater in the southeast.
Mount Etna is located in Sicily
Mount Etna has begun erupting
An orange air alert has been issued, meaning that airspace will remain open but authorities will continue to monitor the situation.
Authorities added that there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities, and expect it to remain that way with the eruption posing little threat to nearby settlements.
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The eruption could be seen as far away as Catania
At 3,329 metres tall, Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe.
The large volcano began erupting on February 27, and the eruptions are expected to continue for several days.