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Mount Etna is erupting and it looks spectacular

Mount Etna

Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spewed lava as it erupted on the southern island of Sicily, Italy Feb. 28, 2017.

The volcano's latest eruptions, which can last days and even weeks, began on Monday evening.

Mount Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes, according to the US Geological Survey. The fiery explosion could be seen in the nearby town of Catania, though the local airport remained open and is operating as usual today, reported the Associated Press (AP).

The eruption threw out jets of lava into the sky and was visible from further afield locations, such as the city of Catania, Euronews reports.

There was no danger to the towns on the mountain, they added.

Etna's last major eruption was in 1992 when two streams of lava threatened the village of Zafferana.

Volcanologists said Tuesday's eruptions were not considered risky.