Mount Etna Eruption Ranks Among Its 'Strongest' in Recent Years

Lava spewed from a crater at Mount Etna late on February 20 and into the early hours of February 21 as the volcano erupted for the fourth time in four days, according to local reports.

According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), debris from the eruption was expelled more than one kilometer above the volcano.

The event was “one of the strongest paroxysmal episodes” that has taken place at Mount Etna in recent years, INGV said. Credit: INGV via Storyful