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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00089

A March 1981 lava flow from vents on the upper NW flank of Mount Etna in Sicily descended 8 km into populated areas and caused extensive damage to orchards and farm buildings. This photo shows the steaming lava flow front as it overran a railroad bed and highway. Photo by Romolo Romano, 1981 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

A March 1981 lava flow from vents on the upper NW flank of Mount Etna in Sicily descended 8 km into populated areas and caused extensive damage to orchards and farm buildings. This photo shows the steaming lava flow front as it overran a railroad bed and highway.

Photo by Romolo Romano, 1981 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

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