LOCATED IN ITALY
: 37.73°N 15.00°E
LAST ERRUPTED IN January 12, 2011
Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations. From about 35,000 to 15,000 years ago, Etna experienced some highly explosive eruptions, generating large pyroclastic flows, which left extensive ignimbrite deposits. Ash from these eruptions has been found as far away as Rome, 800 km to the north.
Eruptions of Mount Etna: 2001, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, 2008-2009 and 2011
It’s been nearly 350 years since Mt. Etna blew its top in a major way. Until 2011, when Europe's largest active volcano spewed hot lava for two hours Mount Etna is Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Towering above the city of Catania on the island of Sicily, it has been growing for about 500,000 years and is in the midst of a series of eruptions that began in 2001. It has experienced a variety of eruption styles, including violent explosions and voluminous lava flows. More than 25% of Sicily’s population lives on Etna’s slopes, and it is the main source of income for the island, both from agriculture (due to its rich volcanic soil) and tourism.
Mount Etna is a Composite Volcano ( strato volcano)
Mount Etna is 10,991 feet high and covers an area of some 460 square miles. It is the highest mountain in Italy Eruption violence is sometimes are really high, but mostly moderate and sometimes low. Its current life stage is active.
Associated structures is craters
Its eruptions were in 2001, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, and 2008-2009. Summit eruptions occurred in 2006, 2007-2008, and again in January 2011.
10 Facts about Mount Etna
Mount Etna is Europe's largest and most active volcano. It is characterized by frequent emissions of lava, gas and ash...
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