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  • An airport in Sicily was closed briefly on Friday after Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, erupted and spewed ash into the sky, disrupting air travel. 

  • Mt. Etna,a soaring 3.3-km-high volcano, has erupted multiple times in recent decades. 

  • Italian authorities also issued a warning for Stromboli, another volcano north of Sicily, whose eruption created ash clouds. 

  • Mt. Stromboli is known for being one of the only nearly constantly active volcanoes in the world.

Mount Etna

  • Mount Etna, is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania. 

  • It is located above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate

  • Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world.

  • The diverse and accessible range of volcanic features such as summit craters, cinder cones, lava flows and the Valle de Bove depression have made the site a prime destination for research and education.

  • In June 2013, Mount Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Volcanic vortex rings- the phenomenon was more common at Mount Etna than at other volcanoes, and the shape was on account of the geometry of the conduit.



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