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Volcano news from Italy:

Small eruption at Stromboli this morning (image: INGV webcam from 400 m viewpoint)
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
According to visual monitoring through webcams, reports by friends on the island and from volcanologist involved, activity at the volcano has decreased recently and is now back at average levels, with frequent small to moderate sized strombolian explosions. ... [more]
Example of a strong strombolian eruption at Stromboli from this morning (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam from 400 m Sciara viewpoint)
Friday, Jan 12, 2018
A very strong explosion seems to have occurred last night around 21:00 local time, friends of ours who are currently on the island reported. Thomas H. who at the time was in a house near the port (east side of island) wrote: ... [more]

Volcanoes of Italy

Map of Italy's volcanoes (basemap created using UNAVCO Voyager map tool feat. Face of the Earth TM)
Map of Italy's volcanoes (basemap created using UNAVCO Voyager map tool feat. Face of the Earth TM)
Stromboli volcano in eruption
Stromboli volcano in eruption
 

Volcanoes of Italy (13 volcanoes)

Amiata| Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields)| Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia | Etna| Ischia| Marsili Seamount| Monte Albano | Pantelleria| Vesuvius| Vulsini
Italy is a volcanically active country, containing the only active volcanoes in mainland Europe. The country's volcanism is due chiefly to the presence, a short distance to the south, of the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate. The magma erupted by Italy's volcanoes is thought to result from the upward forcing of rocks melted by the subduction of one plate below another.

Three main clusters of volcanism exist: a line of volcanic centres running northwest along the central part of the Italian mainland (see Campanian volcanic arc); a cluster in the northeast of Sicily; and another cluster around the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria.
Recommended website: Italy's Volcanoes
A jewel on the internet - the most comprehensive and informative website about Italy's volcanoes (and beyond), Dr. Boris Behcke's Italy's Volcanoes - www.italysvolcanoes.com
 

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