Hellacious coincidence: Etna, Sinabung both blow their stacks (pictures)
One volcano is in Italy, the other's north of Indonesia's Sumatra island. The common theme: Each exploded around the same time, sending up ferocious clouds of ash and lava.
Etna on fire
After six months smoking in quiet, Mount Etna, Europe's most active, tallest volcano, is at it again. Lava flowed down the side of Mount Etna on the southern Italian island of Sicily near Catania. That one village has been the unfortunate target of Mount Etna's wrath since 122 BC, when an eruption devastated the region.
A man uses his mobile phone as Mount Sinabung continues to erupt, with hot smoke spewing from the volcano, in the Karo district on the north of Indonesia's Sumatra island on November 18, 2013. Officials said a week ago that more than 5,000 people had fled their homes since the volcano erupted early this month. Mount Sinabung erupted in September for the first time in three years.