Illustrated Volcano Glossary
Updated: Aug 15, 2022 12:47 GMT - Refresh
Valle del Bove
- PlaceThe Valle del Bove is a huge horseshoe-shaped depression 7 km long, 5 km wide, and up to 1 km deep,paved with historic an prehistoric lava eruptions.
There are different theories about its creation but the most reliable according to scientists is that it is the result from a catastrophic landslide, or series of landslides that involved the eastern flank of the Etna Edifice about 10000 years ago.
Its steep and crumbly walls offer the opportunity to study the most ancient eruptive centers to better understand the history of the volcano and its processes.