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Etna (Sicily),
largest still active volcano in Europe.

Eruption of Etna 2001: Lava.

Photo.
Vulkanischer Ausbruch des Mauna Roa auf den Sandwichinseln
Eruption of Vesuvius as seen from the Ponte della Maddalena
The eruption of Vesuvius in the year 1631
The South-West End of the Volcano of Ki-rau-e-a, in Hawaii
Der größte Vulkan. / Der Ätna
San Francisco Mountains. (inactive volcanoes)
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Vulcano
On 20 March 2010 an Icelandic volcano with the unpronouncable name of Eyjafjallajökull erupted. Air traffic in many parts of Europe and North America was disrupted for days due to its clouds of volcanic ash, a fairly harmless result in contrast to many other eruptions in history.

There are around 1900 active volcanoes in the world, many erupting continuously, much less dangerous than those that have been dormant for a while and may erupt with devastating consequences at any time.

We remember this event with a selection of historic material from the archive.