Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy is erupting after being mostly dormant for the last two years.
Considered one of the most active volcanos in the world, it blew its top and spewed bright orange lava into the sky on Monday night.
There is no direct danger to the towns or airport on the island but authorities will continue to monitor the growing ash cloud.
Etna’s last major eruption was in 1992 when two streams of lava threatened the village of Zafferana.
Military explosions managed to divert the lava flow away from the village until the eruption subsided.
Here’s a look at the volcano warming up before the eruption.
Here are some photos on Twitter of the event.
— Louise Stainton (@LouiseStaintonU) February 28, 2017
Italy's Mount Etna spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily pic.twitter.com/eucIKZDhzU
— Boateng Duka Kofi (@DukaKofi) February 28, 2017
— WordLink Science (@weirdestplanet) February 28, 2017
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