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Bocca Nuova

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On the rim of Bocca Nuova during an excursion
On the rim of Bocca Nuova during an excursion
Eruption of Bocca Nuova in Oct 1999
Eruption of Bocca Nuova in Oct 1999
Bocca Nuova (= the New Mouth) is the westernmost summit crater of Etna volcano. It formed in 1968 as a small pit crater on the summit crater cone. It gradually increased in size and depth over the years. The last major eruption from Bocca Nuova occured in 1999, when lava filled the crater and overspilled onto the western flank of Mt. Etna.

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