Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01567
An aerial view looking SW across the Valle del Bove on 6 December 1986 shows a lava flow descending the floor of the broad depression on Etna's E flank. The eruption began on 30 October from a 2-km-long fissure that cut the upper Valle del Bove, and lasted until 27 February 1987. Lava flows traveled 5 km E to 1,325 m altitude.
Photo by Romolo Romano, 1986 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).