Watch: Mount Etna erupts overnight

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Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, erupted recently, sending a tower of bright lava into the sky.

This was the first eruption of 2017 for Europe's most active volcano.

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Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, has been largely dormant for the past two years.

Authorities have reported no danger to the nearby towns and there has been no disruption to air traffic.

The volcano's last major eruption was in 1992.

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