Smoke billows from the Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, Sicily today.
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MILAN — Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain’s slopes and nearby Taormina.
The eruption today did not force any evacuations, but a highway was closed for half an hour as a precaution. Authorities also briefly closed two of four air corridors serving the nearby Catania airport but air traffic was not interrupted.
Etna erupts occasionally. Its last major eruption occurred in 1992.