Mount Etna has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain’s slopes and nearby Taormina.
Etna is Europe’s most active volcano erupting occasionally. Its last major eruption occurred in 1992.
The eruption Saturday did not force any evacuations, but a highway was closed for half an hour as a precaution. Italian authorities also briefly closed two of four air corridors serving the nearby Catania airport but air traffic was not interrupted.
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