Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00084
A painting depicts an eruption of Mount Etna on August 21, 1852. The eruption, which began the previous day, originated from a radial fissure in the Valle del Bove, the large horseshoe-shaped depression on the east flank. Explosive eruptions occurred along the fissure, which fed lava flows down the west flank that damaged inhabited areas.
From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.
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Galleries: Volcano Art