Category: World / February 20, 2013 11:18 AM EST
Europe’s tallest active volcano, Mount Etna, put on quite a show Tuesday evening, as red lava spewed into the night sky sending red hot lave into the air. The main eruption was located at the south-eastern crater. This crater was born in 1971, and has been the most active in recent years.
Mount Etna is on the east coast of Sicily, it stands over 10,000 ft. high. The first volcanic activity of the magnificent volcano occurred about half a million years ago. The volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world
The show, on Tuesday gave no reason for people nearby to be worried, as it spilled away from the inhabited areas. Authorities did not issue any warnings to people or their homes. Mount Etna often erupts, but rarely causes any damage.
The real concern for most inhabitants comes after the eruption when locals must be careful of the ash showers that follow the events.
Video Courtesy Of Reuters