Sizzling lava flows out from Italy's Mount Etna

STORY: The 3,330-meter-high volcano has roared back into action in recent weeks, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island of Sicily.

The 'Etna Walk' team traveled 1.7 miles up the volcano to its southeast crater where most of the eruptions of the last decade have occurred.

They said the temperature of the lava reached 1292-1472 degrees Fahrenheit, so they had to be careful of the high temperatures whilst getting as close as possible.

Etna, which is located above the Sicilian town of Catania, often erupts but rarely causes damage and is believed to have the longest written record of eruptions than any other volcano, with its first recorded observation going back to 425 B.C.

The last major eruption occurred in 1992.

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