The Recent Eruption of Mount Etna


EVERY eruption of Mount Etna since 1883 has taken place on its southern slope. The eruption of 1883, which was preceded and accompanied by very severe earthquakes, caused a radial fracture running roughly from north to south, from the central crater to an altitude of 950 metres on the aforesaid slope; but that eruption was abortive, only lasting three days, and forming very small craters and insignificant flows of lava.


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RICCÒ, A. The Recent Eruption of Mount Etna . Nature 83, 399–400 (1910).

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