Mount Etna Volcano Wakes Up in Italy, Producing Quakes, Column of Ash

2002 Mount Etna eruption seen from the International Space Station.

(From UPI)

The Mount Etna volcano, the highest in activity in Europe and one of the most active in the world, woke up Monday morning producing intense seismic activity and producing a cloud of ash visible from several miles away.

The activity started at 8:50 a.m. local time and just in the first three hours there were nearly 130 earthquakes, according to a statement from the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology.

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