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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) (3 quakes)
Exploring the unknown: We sometimes invite you to "test" new itineraries or destinations with us. Such trips are a reduced cost and require a higher degree of flexibility, but often offer a great deal of adventure.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
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