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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):)
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Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 09:10

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): new lava flow on Sciara del Fuoco

The new lava flow on the upper Sciara del Fuoco (image: SCT thermal cam INGV)
The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reported that a new lava flow started to descend on the Sciara del Fuoco slope. ... Read all
Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 15:55

Etna volcano (Italy): period of relative calm continues, but for how long?

Visual and thermal images of Etna's Bocca Nuova, Central and NE craters in Oct 2022 (image: INGV Catania)
During the past weeks and months, the volcano has remained relatively calm. Most monitored parameters (seismic, degassing, ground deformation etc activity) have not shown significant variations and are generally around low to moderate levels, typical for most intervals between eruptive episodes. ... Read all
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