Volcanoes by Andrea Curmi, 4.05

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Volcanoes by Andrea Curmi, 4.05

  1. 1. Volcanoes<br />
  2. 2. Main features of a volcano<br />
  3. 3. Decade volcanoes<br />
  4. 4. MT Etna<br />Mt Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. It has an elliptical base (38 x 47 km) and a maximum elevation of about 3350 m.<br />The volcano dominates the landscape of NE Sicily, Italy.<br />Mt Etna has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world. Etna is noted for the wide variety of eruption styles. The volcano is at its most spectacular when when both summit and flank eruptions occur simultaneously.<br />
  5. 5. Europe active volvanoes<br />In Europe, the most popular tourist attraction is the Swiss Alps. But when it comes to active volcanoes, Italy rules the roost. An active volcano, according to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program is the one having erupted within the last 10,000 years. Europe has a fair amount of active volcanoes. Two of the world's most active volcanoes are in Italy, in and around Sicily. Mount Vesuvius, towering over the Bay of Naples, is one of the most dangerously active volcanoes present today. A close competitor is the Mount Etna, located on the coast of Sicily, near Messina and Catania. Mount Stromboli, in Stromboli, Italy is another active volcano in Italy. To add to the list of active volcanoes in Europe, Mount Hekla is an active volcano in Southern Iceland (considered a part of Europe). <br />
  6. 6. How dangerous are volcanoes <br />Volcanoes are usually less dangerous than other natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes. <br />But there is no good answer if you don't limit it into a specific context: which volcano? dangerous to what - people, property, etc.? during which type of activity? at which location?<br />
  7. 7. Volcano pictures<br />

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