Although volcanism is a complex phenomenon, the image that comes to mind most often when in hearing the word volcano is a conical mountain spitting through the top crater, ash, lava and hot rocks. We Europeans look more like volcanic eruptions on an exotic phenomenon: there are active volcanoes in Hawaii, the Philippines, in Indonesia … places apart from this, right? Yes, but there are in Europe, and some are unsettling vivid.
Although most of Europe are now extinct volcanoes , exhausted by long boiling and kneading after which formed some of the mountain ranges of the old continent, here and there by one active there, the mission “eruptive “the world it is not complete yet and that proves that volcanism in Europe is still a phenomenon naturally modern . Some of them are quite fussy work to give cause for concern Volcanology and all.
Three European countries have active volcanoes today: Italy, Greece and Iceland . Each of them took place in the last few decades, major eruptions and volcanoes there each able to produce trouble in the future.
Fire peaks of Italy
ETNA : rising above the Catania (the second largest city in Sicily), Etna is the highest and most voluminous volcano in Italy , feature due to lava flows, over time, they all dressed in succession.eruptions Etna are especially pleural type - that is manifested by flushing large amounts of lava, without necessarily involving a noisy scenario, the rumble and rain of stones and ash, as is the case called explosive eruptions.
- In a top ten most active volcanoes in the world, in terms of quantity of lava brought to the surface, Etna is the second – after the Kilauea volcano in Hawaiibecause of this massive “production”. Since at least 2000 years, Etna erupts almost continuously, lava coming to the surface not only by the four craters on top, but by hundreds of cracks on the mountain slopes. Last eruption took place in 2005.
Stromboli : and he is in business for several millennia, spitting, the crater, rocks and “bombs” of lava in explosive eruptions, are usually small scale e Volcano is one of the attractions of charming islands and Stromboli is famous for his show of lights , most of all impressive at night.Outward from the crater’s showers glow, like fireworks and, as an additional delight, can be admired close: from small distance of Stromboli, no crater of another volcano, now extinct, and you can watch it on the side, in relative Certainly, from a distance of approx. 200 meters, magnificent performance.