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Mt. Etna is located on Sicily,
Standing 3,323m high
Etna lies on the border of the
Eurasian and African Plates.
Etna is Stratovolcano or
composite volcano- layers of
Mount Etna is one of the
most active volcanoes in the
Eruptions date back past Half
a million Years ago.
First recorded eruptions in
Etna's most violent eruption
in 1669, resulted in huge lava…read more
End of 1991, lava began to pour from vents on the
Eastern Flank- Valle del Bove
Starts to advance towards town of Zafferana
Large earth barrier built- tens of meters
high/400m long to hold back lava flow.
By early 1992, lava had spilled over the barrier and
continued down valley.
Decided to cut off flow by blocking primary
channel by dropping concrete blocks into lava
May 1992- engineers blast openings into lava tube.
flows towards Zafferana eventually stopped
eruptions finally ended 10 months later in early