Mount Etna - Sicily (Italy)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 37° 43.423 E 015° 00.157
33S E 500230 N 4175161
Quick Description: Sicilian Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world in an almost constant state of activity, is also treasure of biodiversity and one of the most important European natural monuments.
Location: Sicilia, Italy
Date Posted: 11/3/2013 8:51:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMJDBZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:

Sicilian Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world in an almost constant state of activity, is also treasure of biodiversity and one of the most important European natural monuments. Etna was inscripted in list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2013.

Mount Etna is an iconic site encompassing 19 237 uninhabited hectares on the highest part of Mount Etna, on the eastern coast of Sicily. Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world. The eruptive history of the volcano can be traced back 500 000 years and at least 2 700 years of this activity has been documented. The almost continuous eruptive activity of Mount Etna continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and other Earth science disciplines. The volcano also supports important terrestrial ecosystems including endemic flora and fauna and its activity makes it a natural laboratory for the study of ecological and biological processes. The diverse and accessible range of volcanic features such as summit craters, cinder cones, lava flows and the Valle de Bove depression have made the site a prime destination for research and education. [UNESCO]

The WM coordinates assign the upper part of access touristic path to the southern crater, where were taken short-distance pictures of volcano in the gallery.

Type: Natural

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1427

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