Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00067
The peninsula of Vulcanello (upper left), at the northern end of the island of Vulcano, is the latest of a series of north-migrating eruptive centers on Vulcano. Its growth began in 183 BCE, when submarine eruptions formed an island. Eruptions eventually formed three cones up to 123-m high surrounded by lava flows that joined Vulcanello to the main island. The crater in the foreground is Fossa, the source of most historical eruptions of Vulcano.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.
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