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Volcanoes of Europe (excl. Iceland and Jan Mayen)

Updated: Oct 3, 2022 11:18 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
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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):)

Satellite images of volcanoes in Southern Europe

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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Fri, 30 Sep 2022, 09:37

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): sudden major explosion yesterday

The eruption triggered ash-rich rock falls on the Sciara del Fuoco (image: LBZ webcam)
The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reported that a strong eruption occurred at the volcano at 13:26 local time yesterday. ... Read all
Sun, 25 Sep 2022, 16:21

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): short-lived lava flow today

Thermal image of the lava flow at Stromboli volcano in the early morning (image: INGV)
The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) registered a significant intensifying explosive activity at the volcano in the early night today. ... Read all
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