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Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Montagnola thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Occasional weak explosions continue at the New SE crater: two very small events were observed today at 03:45 and 04:05 (local time). [more]

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Etna's New SE crater and the team of VolcanoDiscovery in Italy (aka OPEC) and elsewhere wishes you a Happy Easter! [more]

Volcanoes of Europe (excl. Iceland and Jan Mayen)

- volcanoes of Iceland
- Jan Mayen and other volcanoes in the N Atlantik
This region is marked by traditions of record-keeping that go back thousands of years and by generations of historians devoted to mining those records. It is often called the "Cradle of Western Civilization," but it is also very much the cradle of volcanology. The earliest known documentation of volcanism is an Anatolian wall painting of a nearby cinder cone eruption around 6200 BC; the vigorous record of Etna goes back to 1500 BC; and the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, with the burial of Pompeii, continues to serve today as an object lesson in volcanism. The region has given us the first documented "new mountain," Monte Nuovo, in 1538, the first "new island" at Santorini, in 197 BC, and the word "volcano" itself (derived from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire). (Citation from the Global Volcanism Program (Smithsonian Institution):)

Satellite images of volcanoes in Southern Europe

Etna
Etna
Etna
Etna
Stromboli
Stromboli
Methana Volcano Peninsula
Methana Volcano Peninsula
Kameni Volcano (Santorini)
Kameni Volcano (Santorini)
Nisyros Volcano
Nisyros Volcano

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