Mount Etna eruption captured by drone camera

VIDEO: Mount Etna is erupting and it looks spectacular

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption, near the Sicilian town of Catania, southern Italy.

Mount Etna is 10,926 feet tall and is the continent's most active volcano.

It can burst into action several times a year.

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Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday evening, a spokesman for the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) announced on Tuesday. The eruptions can last days, and sometimes even weeks.

And there's no denying the timing of the latest eruption is quite something...

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Lava flows have often threatened the villages surrounding the crater.

Plumes of smoke and ash erupt from Mount Etna on October 30, 2002. A nearby Catania airport was not affected and is fully operational.

Although practically safe, Europe's Mt. Etna can still cause accidents with its ash cloud, so officials say that they are tracking it.

Mount Etna is believed to have the longest written record of eruptions of any of the world's volcanoes, with its first recorded eruption happening in 425 B.C.

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