Mount Etna eruption captured by drone camera

Sicily’s Mount Etna was still erupting for a third day on Wednesday (March 1) with fountains of lava producing a spectacular show.

The activity was captured by a drone camera on Tuesday (February 28) with footage showing streams of lava running down the volcano into the snow.

According to INGV, Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology, the eruptions don’t currently present a danger to people or property.

The nearby Catania airport has not been affected and remains fully operational.

At 3,330 meters (10,926 feet), Etna is the continent’s tallest and most active volcano. It can burst into action several times each year.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world flock to the Italian island of Sicily to be taken up to Etna’s craters. Only the lucky few are able to be witness volcanic activity taking place.

Mount Etna is believed to have the longest written record of eruptions of any of the world’s volcanoes, with its first recorded eruption happening in 425 B.C.

(Reuters)