A2 Geography Mount Etna Case Study.

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Which years were the Mount Etna volcano most prevalently erupting?
1991-1993.
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How tall is Mount Etna?
3,310m.
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What percentage of Sicily's poopulation live on Mount Etna's slopes?
25%.
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In what year did Mount Etna erupt causing lava to head toward the village of Zafferana?
1992.
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What is Mount Etna classified as by the United Nations (UN)?
A Decade Volcano.
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What is a named benefit of Mount Etna's previous eruptions?
Fertile volcanic soils support agriculture.
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Which organisation monitores Mount Etna?
INGV. (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica)
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For how many years has this organisation monitored the volcano?
20 years.
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What type of monitoring programmes test for gas/fluid emissions?
Geochemcial.
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What were built during an early eruption in Zafferana to protect it?
Earth barriers.
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What type of tubes were destroyed by remotely detonated bombs?
Lava Tubes.
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During the 2002 eruption, what were dams made of to try to protect the tourist base and divert the flow?
Soil and Volcanic Rock.
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