Mount Etna erupts in stunning pyrotechnic display

Italy's Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, erupted on February 27 for the second time this year, treating citizens and vacationers alike to a spectacular pyrotechnic display.

Located near the east coast of the island of Sicily, Etna clocks in at 10,900 feet tall and has a base circumference of about 93 miles, according to Livescience.

Giant fountains of lava can reportedly be seen shooting out of the volcano from as far away as the city of Catania, which is about 22 miles away from Etna's base.

Despite the behemoth volcano's size, Euronews reports that no danger or threat is associated with the eruption -- in fact, Sicily's Catania airport was still open as of 2:00 p.m. EST.

Refusing to be deterred by a little molten lava, some brave travelers are still flocking to Etna's snowy peaks to take on the slopes.

Click through some stunning photos of the eruption:

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Mount Etna erupts in stunning pyrotechnic display
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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