Volcanoes of Europe (excl. Iceland and Jan Mayen)

Updated: Sep 24, 2021 10:22 GMT
- volcanoes of Iceland
- Jan Mayen and other volcanoes in the N Atlantik
Great Britain (5 volcanoes): Centre Hills | Gough Island | Inaccessible Island | Pitcairn | Silver Hills
Netherlands (1 volcano): Northern Centres
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):)

Satellite images of volcanoes in Southern Europe

Updated: Sep 24, 2021 10:22 GMT
Etna
Etna
Etna
Etna
Stromboli
Stromboli
Methana Volcano Peninsula
Methana Volcano Peninsula
Kameni Volcano (Santorini)
Kameni Volcano (Santorini)
Nisyros Volcano
Nisyros Volcano
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