View of Mount Etna from Reggio Calabria, Italy (10 February 2017)

View of Mount Etna from Reggio Calabria, Italy (10 February 2017)

View of Mount Etna from Reggio Calabria, Italy (10 February 2017).

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. It is Europe’s most active volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes and is in an almost constant state of activity.

Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations. There are 16 Decade Volcanoes in the world identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI). Because of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas, Decade Volcanoes considered being worthy of particular study.

In June 2013, Mount Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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