Mount Etna from A18 Motorway NB Aci Sant'Antonio Service Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 37° 35.895 E 015° 07.812
33S E 511493 N 4161249
Quick Description: The A18 motorway skirts Mount Etna on the East side and provides some spectacular views. This North Bound service area provides a safe place to stop and admire the volcano.
Location: Sicilia, Italy
Date Posted: 4/5/2017 12:35:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMVDMA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 21

Long Description:
In February of 2017 Etna awoke after over a year of inactivity. The volcano, one of the most active in the world, had been largely dormant for the previous two years.

The last time Etna posed a serious threat to villages on its slopes was in 1992, when lava streams headed towards Zafferana, a town of 7,000 people.

In a spectacular operation, Italian and US soldiers used controlled explosions to divert the flow.
Volcano Type: Composite Volcano or Stratovolcano

Volcano Location: Continental (subduction zone)

Year of most recent activity: 2017

Caldera Visible?: yes

Cone Visible?: yes

Crater Visible?: yes

Geyser/Hot Spring Visible?: no

Lava Flow (Moving) Visible?: yes

Lava Flow (Not Moving) Visible?: yes

Vent or Fumarole Visible?: yes

Lava Dome Visible?: Not Listed

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