Mount Etna, located on the Italian island of Sicily, has became
active according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in
Italy on Monday.
According to seismologists, the volcano has begun erupting large
rocks and a large amount of ash. However eruptions of lava from the crater of
Mount Etna have not yet been recorded.
Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and the highest
mountain in Italy. By area, Etna surpasses its nearest "competitor", Mount
Vesuvius by more than 2,5 times.
The name Etna has an Arabic origin and is translated as "Mountain