Mount Etna spews lava and ash into the sky as it erupts for 5th time this week

Mount Etna erupted for the fifth time in a week, spitting ash and lava into the sky.

The volcano in Sicily, the largest in Europe, was captured in stunning videos and incredible photos of bright orange, fiery lava rising.

In dramatic shots of the volcano against the pitch black sky, debris gushes into the air.

Lava rose to 1 km while ash reached up to 10 km into the sky Daily Express reports.

A tweet from Weather & Radar International said: “#Mt #Etna broke out again on #Monday night.

“The #volcano spat #ash and #lava into the sky and down the sides.”

Ash plumes were spilled when the volcano erupted with clouds of debris rising at least a kilometer above the summit, reports say.

Mount Etna spews lava and ash into the sky as it erupts for 5th time this week 1

Volcano Discovery said: “Once again Mount Etna put on a very impressive show at night with unsurpassed fireworks.

“The – expected – fifth episode of lava fountains (known as paroxysm) occurred late at night and turned out to be particularly violent, equal to or even stronger than the previous 48 hours earlier.

Mount Etna spews lava and ash into the sky as it erupts for 5th time this week 2

Mount Etna spews lava and ash into the sky as it erupts for 5th time this week 3

“It was the fifth in a row in a week.”

According to reports, the outbreak was even seen from space with powerful images captured.

Mount Etna spews lava and ash into the sky as it erupts for 5th time this week 4

Mount Etna spews lava and ash into the sky as it erupts for 5th time this week 5

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A tremor with “mild activity” was reportedly felt prior to the outbreak.

Etna is the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.

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