Italy's Mount Etna erupts for fourth time in 4 days

Posted at 11:11 AM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 11:11:40-05

Italy's Mount Etna erupted today for the fourth time in the last four days, spewing lava flows and sending up plumes of ash.

According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the powerful eruption of the highest active volcano in Europe sent torrents of lava pouring from its southeast crater.

Clouds of debris rose several miles above the summit.

Etna is a popular tourist destination in Sicily attracting hikers eager to see the extraordinary lava flows glowing orange at night.