Lava spotted flowing down Mount Etna

Lava flow was spotted flowing down Mount Etna, Europe’s highest volcano. The lava flow is now 9,500 feet up from the ground. That’s also 7,545 feet from where it started at the top of the volcano.

Renewed volcanic activity has kept scientist and the surrounding tourist area on alert. An eruption a month ago sent lava spewing into the air. Since then, later explosions and eruptions were caused by the lava’s progression down the mountain when hitting snow.

The last major eruption occurred in 1992.