This Stunning Footage of an Erupting Volcano Will Liven up Your Monday

Mount Etna Erupts in Sicily
People watch Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spewing lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily November 17, 2013.
Antonio Parrinello/Reuters/Landov

updated 11/18/2013 at 08:00 AM EST

originally published 11/18/2013 08:00AM

In case you wanted to make your Monday morning a little more lively, we've provided the following footage of an active volcano for you.

Mount Etna, in Sicily, erupted again Sunday, for the 16th time this year. The volcano is Europe's largest and most active.

The eruption, which began late on Saturday and died off by Sunday morning, lasting around five hours, didn't endanger any of the villages on the mountain's slopes, and none of them had to be evacuated. Catania airport, nearby, closed off two air space sectors above the volcano – which seems prudent – though the airport itself was operating normally.

We like that there's a place in the world where an erupting volcano is met with calm, bureaucratic efficiency.



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