The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
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Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)
Vesuius volcano looming over the citiy of Naples and the Gulf of Naples
Vesuvius in eruption, August 1779. This eruption was produced a spectacular lava fountains rising several km above the summit, and devastating tephra falls northeast of the volcano. Note the large glowing bombs in the fallout! (Image from Alfano and Friedlaender, 1928, La storia del Vesuvio. Napoli: K Holm, 71p.)
Stratovolcano 1281 m, Italy, 40.82°N / 14.43°E
Nearby recent earthquakes (within 30km radius):
Earthquake list: past 7 days (only M>=-0.8) (1 quakes)
Volcano Calendar 2017: We're proud to present our 2017 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
Top 20 quakes in 2016: Several magnitude 7 quakes occurred in 2016 (but none above M8): Papua New Guinea, NZ, Ecuador, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Chile, Alaska and others - nearly all major earthquakes were located near active subduction zones.
See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
Ubinas activity updates: The most frequently active volcano in Peru entered a new eruptive phase in 2014. Updates and news are regularly posted on this page.
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