December 2013 – ITALY – Catania airport in Sicily remains shut due to an ongoing eruption of nearby Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, airport officials say. Catania, along with the smaller airport of Comiso, was closed on Sunday.
Piton de la Foumaise, The Peak of the Furnace, on the eastern side of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, is one of the most active volcanos in the world. Piton's most recent eruption was in December 2010, which lasted for two days. The volcano, more than 530,000 years old, has produced lava that became greenish-colored sand on the beach below.