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Volcano news from Italy:

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 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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