No problems from Etna activity for Catania airport

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The volcanic activity on Mount Etna has not abated, spitting molten lava high into the sky, though cloud cover through the weekend.

The latest lava show was not expected to pose any problems for nearby residential areas or for flights at the closest airport at Catania.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said there was “lively spattering” as fire and hot ash spewed high into the sky in an eruption which began Thursday and had slowed slightly by Saturday but still posed a risk to climbers.

The lava came from two eruptive fissures on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater.
The volcano on the island of Sicily previously erupted in December.

Via Il Sicilia / La Sicilia

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