Spectacular Eruptions of Mount Etna.
Mount Etna, is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is the tallest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km2 (459 sq mi) with a basal circumference of 140 km. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy.
Sicily’s Mount Etna continues to spew volcanic ash, having erupted for the seventh time since the beginning of the year.
The volcano has caused a column of ash hundreds of meters high and torrents of gushing lava which are streaming in the direction of Valley of the Ox.
Thousands of tourists are flocking to the island to marvel at the eruption of Europe’s highest acting volcano.
The volcano’s previous “outburst” took place on April 12th .
Mount Etna, put on a spectacular display on Monday evening (April 23) with red hot lava spewing metres up into the air.
Mount Etna (at 3am european time) April 24, 2012 — a fairly large eruption occurred.
Direct links to the various Mount Etna , Italy webcams to watch for further eruption: