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Strong Strombolian explosion on Feb 15th (INGV Catania)
Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Strombolian activity from the summit vents continues slowly to increase but always below normal levels. ... [more]
Strong Strombolian explosion on Feb 15th (INGV Catania)
Strombolian activity from the summit vents continues slowly to increase but always below normal levels. ... [more]

Volcanoes of Italy

Map of Italy's volcanoes (basemap created using UNAVCO Voyager map tool feat. Face of the Earth TM)
Map of Italy's volcanoes (basemap created using UNAVCO Voyager map tool feat. Face of the Earth TM)
Stromboli volcano in eruption
Stromboli volcano in eruption

Volcanoes of Italy (13 volcanoes)

Eolian Islands (3 volcanoes): Stromboli | Lipari | Vulcano
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 Volcanoes
A 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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