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Etna volcano eruption forces airport closure

ROME - Lava and ash spewing out of a crater of the giant Etna volcano in southern Italy forced the closure of nearby Catania airport, ANSA news agency said late Sunday.

With a high risk of volcanic ash being blown onto the runways, the airport was closed for safety reasons and flights redirected to nearby Palermo.
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It is the volcano's 17th eruptive activity since the start of the year.

Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe at 3,295 metres (10,810 feet).

by Jim Mannion
(c) 2011 AFP

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Published on ASDNews: Oct 23, 2011


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