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Mount Etna Volcano Erupts In Sicily, Italy (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/24/11 01:03 PM ET Updated: 12/24/11 05:12 AM ET

Sicily's Mount Etna is erupting again. The volcano in Italy, which is the tallest and most active volcano in Europe, is spewing lava for the 17th time this year, according to BBC News.

The current eruption has not caused injuries or property damage, according to the Associated Press.

Ash from the eruption has caused a closure at the airport in nearby Catania, Sicily's second-largest city.

According to BBC News, Etna was shooting lava 300 feet (100 meters) into the air.

Check out these photos from an Etna eruption this summer. Before its first eruption this year in January, Etna had not had a major eruption since 1992.

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Filed by James Gerken  |