Mount Etna, Sicily

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  • Created on: 31-05-15 10:52
  • 3350m tall, covers area of 1250km2
  • Composite volcano, truncated by several smaller calderas
  • On the site of an old shield volcano
  • GDP per capita $20 000
  • More than 25% of the Sicilian population live on the flanks of Etna
  • Destructive margin - African plate subducting under Eurasian plate
  • Eruption started December 1991 and lasted 473 days
  • Lava flowed down SE flank into Valle de Bove

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