CATANIA, Sicily - Europe's only active volcano and one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions continued to erupt on Thursday.
Mt. Etna sent plumes of heavy smoke and ash flying into the sky from a new crater 9,500-feet high.
Despite the thick smoke and ash, there were no disruptions at the nearby airport or reports of any evacuations from nearby towns or villages.
The eruption began Wednesday and lasted for about five hours.
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