Mount Etna

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Mount Etna

Mount Etna

VOLCANO BASICSLocation: Sicily, ItalyType of Cone: CompositeElevation: 3,329 m (10,922 ft) Nearest City: SicilyCurrent Life Stage: ActiveHow Formed: The European and African plate pushing towards each other (Subduction)

WATCH it ERUPT!

ERUPTIONSMost Recent: 2013 to 2015 (ongoing)Type of Eruption: Quiet and Explosive

HistorySince the year AD 1600, at least 60 flank eruptions and countless summit eruptions have occurred; since 2000, Etna has had four flank eruptions—in 2001, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, and 2008-2009. Summit eruptions occurred in 2006, 2007–2008, January–April 2012, and again in July–October 2012.In 1902 and in 2010 Mount Etna erupted followed by Earthquakes.Fatalities~ 40 in 141 BC, 1 in 1536, 56 in 1843, 5 in 1928, 9 in 1979, 2 in 1987, 1 in 2001Total Fatalities~ 114

3 INTERESTING FACTZ>1970s: Etna erupted smoke rings, one of the first captured events of this type, and are extremely rare>One of the most active volcanic mountains in the world, having 64 Flank Eruptions>Its longest eruption ever has been for 13 years from 1979 to 1992

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Savanna Moore 'Sabrina Morgan

Mount EtnaErupting

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