Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00075
Snow-capped Mount Etna, seen here from the SE, rises more than 3 km above the coastline of Sicily. The massive basaltic stratovolcano is 60 km by 40 km in width. Its summit is truncated by several small calderas, and the Valle de Bove, a 5 x 10 km horseshoe-shaped depression created by incremental landsliding, extends to the eastern coast. Persistent summit eruptive activity is punctuated by intermittent eruptions from cones and fissures that dot its massive flanks.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft.
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