Mount Etna Erupts After Brief Hiatus

Italy’s Mount Etna had its 16th eruption of the year on the night of March 23-24 after a brief hiatus, spraying lava and molten rock into the Sicilian night sky.

This episode ended the longest absence of paroxysms since the volcano began erupting approximately five weeks ago.

The lava fountain lasted twice as long as usual, according to Volcano Discovery.

Local videographer Salvatore Palermo captured this footage.

According to an update from Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the lava fountain ceased on the morning of March 24. Credit: Salvatore Palermo via Storyful