Due to the eruption of the Etna volcano, the airport of Sicily is closed.

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Due to the eruption of the Etna volcano, the airport of Sicily is closed.


17 December 2013. Volcanic eruption caused the suspension of the airport in Catania (Sicily). 21 flight was canceled from Catania, 26 was redirected to neighboring airports, many flights were delayed.

The Etna volcano for the last 5 months repeatedly "woke up" in the south-eastern part of the region. After a major earthquake, which was in 1669 year, the volcano erupted in small portions, which were accompanied by earthquakes.

The total volume of lava is 830 million cubic meters. Lava flows have changed the configuration of the coast. According to various media, about 20 killed thousands of people.

Please clarify the information, 20 thousand people died, for what period of time the volcanic eruption?

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