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Mt. Etna erupts; orange lava spews into air

October 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Italy's Mount Etna erupted again, sending plumes of bright orange lava up to 300 feet into the air.

The volcano's eruption on Sunday forced the cancellation of eight flights at a local airport because of the smoke and ash. The airport reopened on Monday morning.

This marked the 17th eruption of Mount Etna since the beginning of the year.

Acording to Italy's Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology, Etna is Europe's most active volcano.