Mount Etna sprays fire and molten rock into the night sky in new eruption

The molten rock could be seen spurting near the city of Catania as a fiery plume reached nearly 15,000ft above sea level.

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A flight alert was issued, but the International Vincenzo Bellini Airport in Catania remained open.

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An eruption in August, heralded by rare gas rings pumped up through the crater, left runways covered in ash and flights diverted. Etna has been constantly active since 2013.

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