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Volcano news from Italy:

Etna's new lava flow from the SE cone seen on the thermal webcam of INGV Catania on Montagnola
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
After a pause of 4 days, a new (mainly effusive) eruptive episode started this morning around 11:30 local time. Accompanied by mild strombolian activity from the summit vent of the SE crater cone, a new lava flow began to descend on the southern flank of the SE crater complex. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

Volcanoes of Italy

Map of Italy's volcanoes (basemap created using UNAVCO Voyager map tool feat. Face of the Earth TM)
Map of Italy's volcanoes (basemap created using UNAVCO Voyager map tool feat. Face of the Earth TM)
Stromboli volcano in eruption
Stromboli volcano in eruption

Volcanoes of Italy (13 volcanoes)

Eolian Islands (3 volcanoes): Lipari | Stromboli | Vulcano
Amiata | Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) | Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia | Etna | Ischia | Marsili Seamount | Monte Albano | Pantelleria | Vesuvius | Vulsini
Italy is a volcanically active country, containing the only active volcanoes in mainland Europe. The country's volcanism is due chiefly to the presence, a short distance to the south, of the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate. The magma erupted by Italy's volcanoes is thought to result from the upward forcing of rocks melted by the subduction of one plate below another.

Three main clusters of volcanism exist: a line of volcanic centres running northwest along the central part of the Italian mainland (see Campanian volcanic arc); a cluster in the northeast of Sicily; and another cluster around the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria.
Recommended website: Italy's Volcanoes
A jewel on the internet - the most comprehensive and informative website about Italy's volcanoes (and beyond), Dr. Boris Behcke's Italy's Volcanoes - www.italysvolcanoes.com

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