Ash from the eruption of Mount Etna fell on Catania, causing the local airport to suspend operations.
Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, erupted on Sunday, raining ash on Catania, the main city in eastern Sicily, causing the airport there to be closed.
Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) noted that on a rainy day cloud cover obscures view of the eruption, which often presents a spectacular display of flaming lava during the volcano's infrequent eruptions. INGV is monitoring Etna closely with devices on the slopes.
At least one town on the inhabited slopes of Catania and Mount Etna has received ashfall, the institute said. No injuries were recorded.
According to Catania Airport, flight operations were momentarily halted due to ashfall.
According to INGV, observations have found evidence of increased concussion activity in recent days.
Residents of the villages of Adrano and Biancavilla reported hearing large eruptions from the volcano on Sunday, according to the Italian news agency ANSA.
Italy's national civil defense service warned on Thursday that there could be "sudden" fluctuations in Etna's activities due to increased volcanic activity.
The volcano had erupted in the early years of 2021 and lasted for several weeks.
Günceleme: 22/05/2023 12:36