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Lava fountains more than 100 meters high from the summit vent of the SE Crater cone of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy.  This image is from a video copyrighted by David Bryant made during the night of March 22,  2000.  Mount Etna is a transitional shield to stratovolcano that has erupted more than 150 times since activity was first recorded in 1500 B.C.