Oh, let there be rock
by Grace Shephard, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
In the wise words of AC/DC - Oh, Let there be rock. On the Italian island of Sicily, lies the well-known and highly active stratovolcano, Mount Etna. Not just a scene for geoscientists, this candid photo shows the excitement of tourists amongst near the Silvestri Craters which erupted in 1892. Its tourist popularity in part contributed to Mount Etna being added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2013. The word Etna is from the Greek αἴθω (aithō), meaning "I burn." The peak of Mount Etna lies around 3300 m above sea level, depending on summit eruptions, which is about 2.5 times higher than Mount Vesuvius. Give the people what they want, give them rock!
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Submitted on 04 February 2018
Credit: Grace Shephard (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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