THE WORLDPOST
01/05/2012 12:01 pm ET

Mount Etna Erupts (VIDEO)

Europe's tallest active volcano Mount Etna erupted for the first time this year.

On Wednesday night, the volcano released a column of ash, and lava was seen running down its eastern flank. The volcano is located on the island of Sicily.

According to Reuters, the eruption caused no damages or air traffic disruptions.

Above, watch spectacular footage from the eruption.

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