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    Posted November 11, 2013 by
    Catania, Sicily, Italy
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    Mt. Etna is erupting tonight


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nuzbob told me, 'Every few minutes there would be another bright red eruption, If you look closely at the photos, you can see hot spots all around the top part of the mountain, I don't know if these are lava flows, or additional craters, or just hot chunks of lava that have been ejected from the top crater.'
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    We are on a cruise around Italy. We were just leaving the port of Catania, Sicily at 5pm when we noticed that Mt. Etna had begun erupting. We could see red spouts of lava every few moments, especially as the sun was starting to set. There appeared to be several hot spots below the summit, in addition to the main eruption. My photos were taken with a Canon 5D with a 300mm lens. As darkness fell, I shot at extremely high ISO, so the photos are a bit grainy.
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