Etna eruption closes air space
on 26/10/2013 16:23:40
Etna's eruptions are not infrequent, although the last major one occurred in 1992.
A spokesman for Catania Airport said the eruption forced the closure of nearby air space before dawn, but authorities later lifted the order.
Several inhabited villages dot the mountain's slopes, but evacuations were not necessary despite the lava flow.