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Lava flows on the Sciara del Fuoco last evening
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
The effusive eruption continues with little changes and no signs of ending soon. The effusion rate is fluctuating, but elevated and the vent feeds two flows that travel down the Sciara in two channels. ... [more]
Thermal image of the upper Sciara del Fuoco of Stromboli
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
The lava flow in the new channel at the eastern side of the Sciara del Fuoco remains well alimented. After a calmer weak, it is now again reaching the sea, at least intermittently. [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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