On August 23, the volcano shot lava bombs as high as 150 metres into the air while lava continues to spew from the crater.
Mt. Enta is a stratovolcano, with a characteristic conical shape created through the build-up of ash and tephra from eruptions over the past 500,000 years.
The most active volcano in Europe suddenly sprang to life in 2001 when seismic activity was intensified — and the volcano has erupted several times since.
Basaltic flow from a volcano provides nutrients to the soil that boost soil fertility.
Sicilians farm on the fertile soil on Mt. Etna’s banks.
No evacuations have been ordered for the surrounding area.
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