(Express) Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, could trigger lethal tsunamis along the coast of Italy and Sicily if the giant volcano slides into the Mediterranean sea.  Analysis of the active  has found Etna is gradually creeping towards the sea under the bulk of its own weight. The slow movement has caused one of the volcano’s sides on the east of Sicily to dangerously weaken. If the volcano collapses into

the sea, it “could lead to a tsunami” in the popular Italian holiday destination.Dr  Morelia Urlaub, of the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Germany, warned large portions of the volcano are “continuously slipping into the sea”.  She said: “This movement is important to study as it could lead to a catastrophic collapse of the volcano. “The results of this study suggest Etna’s flank movement in fact poses a greater hazard than previously thought.” READ MORE