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Added in: december 2012
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Mount Etna volcano is the result of the collision of the African and Eurasian plates. Due to subduction of oceanic crust of a piece of the African plate, this volcano was formed. The type of volcano is not obvious to determine. The lower section looks like a shield volcano, the summit looks more like a stratovolcano. There are theories that the volcano slowly changing into a stratovolcano. That would increase the risk of explosive eruptions. Etna is 3323 meters high.

Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. In recent years there have been many eruptions.

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Mount Etna is located on the east side of the Italian island of Sicily, in the province of Catania. Fairly recent lava flowsroads can be reached by roads in the volcano park. There are also many hiking trails.

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