Volcano news from Italy:
Friday, Jul 25, 2014
A new vent opened yesterday morning at 11:14 local time. ... [more]
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014
Overall, activity remains similar. Several smaller and larger, but all short-lived lava overflows occurred from the second NE vent over the past days. ... [more]
Volcanoes of Italy
Volcanoes of Italy (13 volcanoes)Amiata | Vulsini | Monte Albano | Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) | Vesuvius | Ischia | Marsili Seamount | Etna | Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia | Pantelleria
Italy is a volcanically active country, containing the only active volcanoes in mainland Europe. The country's volcanism is due chiefly to the presence, a short distance to the south, of the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate. The magma erupted by Italy's volcanoes is thought to result from the upward forcing of rocks melted by the subduction of one plate below another.
Three main clusters of volcanism exist: a line of volcanic centres running northwest along the central part of the Italian mainland (see Campanian volcanic arc); a cluster in the northeast of Sicily; and another cluster around the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria.
Recommended website: Italy's VolcanoesA jewel on the internet - the most comprehensive and informative website about Italy's volcanoes (and beyond), Dr. Boris Behcke's Italy's Volcanoes - www.italysvolcanoes.com
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