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Mount Etna's smoke plume, SPOT satellite image North is at top. The plume, kilometres high, contains smoke and ash. A river of lava flows south from the volcano's crater. Etna occupies the eastern part of the Italian island of Sicily. It is Europe's largest and most active volcano, continuously experiencing minor eruptions. Its summit is 3323 metres above sea level.
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