Etna South East crater (Sicilia, Italy)

South East crater, Etna volcano (Image credits: Tom Pfeiffer/

Volcano: Etna (see Etna at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. It is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily (Italy) which lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. In June 2013, Mt. Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the specific, the South East crater has been formed in 1971 inside the main central crater of the volcano.

Point of contact for this site:
Alessandro Aiuppa, (DiSTeM, University of Palermo)
Giuseppe Salerno, (INGV, Catania)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Etna South East crater25/7/2007 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 28, 2013

Bibliographic references for this site

Aiuppa, A., Giudice, G., Gurrieri, S., Liuzzo, M., Burton, M., Caltabiano, T., McGonigle, A.J.S., Salerno, G., Shinohara, H., Valenza, M, 2008,Total volatile flux from Mount Etna, Geophisical Research Letters, vol.35, n.L24302, pp. 1-5, DOI: 10.1029/2008GL035871

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