- Created by: Ivan Black
- Created on: 14-04-11 11:34
CASE STUDY!!! MT ETNA 1991 - 1993 Medc Sicily.
Mt Etna towering above Cantania, the secound largest city in Sicily has one of the worlds longest documented record of eruptions dating back to 1500 bc . It is a stratovlocano, truncated by several small calderas and was constructed over and old shiled volcano. Although it can destructive the Mt Etna is not regarded as particularly dangerous. Thousands of people live on its slopes and in the surronding area working the fertile volcanic soils.
Nature of Eruption -
.Mount Europe's most active volcano. Etna is one of the largest continental volcanoes. The base of the volcano is about 36 by 24 miles (60 x 40 km). Below an elevation of about 9,500 feet (2,900 m) Etna is a shield. The upper 1,200 feet (400 m) is a stratovolcano made of several coalesced vents. It erupted in a Strombolian style in July 2001. Five fissures cracked open on the mountain.
.7 vents formed a 6.9km flow field,…