A new fissure formed on Mount Etna on Monday, spewing lava and an impressive ash plume by Christmas Eve, according to Reuters.

Unusually high levels of seismic activity were reported by the Mount Etna Observatory, part of Italy’s National institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, since over the weekend.

A total of 130 tremors were recorded by midday on Christmas, even including a magnitude 4.0 earthquake, according to the Associate Press (AP).

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