Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano located on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. It is above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is one of the tallest active volcanoes in Europe. Its volcanic activities date back centuries.
The height of Mount Etna has increased, reaching 3,357 metres above sea level because of the frequent eruptions. Its highest point is the northern edge of the southeast crater. With the persistent volcanic activities over the past months, Sicily?s government has estimated that at least 300,000 tonnes of ash has been cleaned since February this year.
Written by IAS POINT