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Volcanes en Italia (49)

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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.

Volcano news:

lun, 30 ene 2023, 10:42

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): stronger than usual explosion this morning

The ash plume from this morning's eruption at Stromboli volcano (image: LGS webcam)
A stronger-than-usual explosion occurred at the volcano this morning, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Catania reported. ... Read all
mié, 25 ene 2023, 15:00

Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 January-24 January 2023 (Continuing Activity)

INGV reported that the vents at the NE base of Etna's SE Crater, in the Valle del Leone at about 2,800 m elevation, continued to feed lava flows during 16-22 January, though the rate notably fluctuated. Lava effusion progressively decreased during 16-17 January and had possibly ceased by the late afternoon of 17 January. Effusion restarted in the early hours of 18 January, generating two lava flows. ... Read all
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