In Pics: Mount Etna erupts in spectacular manner

Mount Etna in Italy erupted on Tuesday afternoon (local time). The eruption one of the world's most active volcanoes has sent smoke, stones and ashes high in the air. There have been no reported casualties so far but authorities are keeping a close watch on the developments.

Mount Etna's latest eruption

Mount Etna's latest eruption

Mount Etna, on of the world's most active volcanoes erupted on Tuesday belching smoke and ashes.

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No threat to villages as of now

No threat to villages as of now

Italian authorities have said that there was no threat to surrounding villages

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Eruption from southeastern crator

Eruption from southeastern crator

The eruption has taken place from Mount Etna southeastern crator. It is being estimated that the eruption began late Tuesday afternoon.

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International airport closed

International airport closed

Authorities have closed Catania' international airport as stones and ashes are raining down from Mount Etna
 

(Photograph:AFP)

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