Mount Etna (Volcano Week 7)

Siciliy’s Mount Etna is the largest volcano in Italy, the tallest in all of Europe, and one of the world’s most active volcanoes, with some form of volcanic activity taking place almost constantly. Mount Etna’s height varies with the ongoing activity (as I’m researching this post, Wikipedia gives two different numbers) but it is at least 3,300m (almost 11,000 feet). The summit has a number of craters, some of which are shown on Google’s satellite imagery with steam pouring out of them. Summit eruptions can be violent but generally don’t trouble residential areas of the island. However, the…

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