View from the Gran Cratere on Vulcano of several of the other Aeolian Islands, including Lipari, Salina and Panarea

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View from the Gran Cratere on Vulcano of several of the other Aeolian Islands, including Lipari, Salina and Panarea
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The southernmost of the Aeolian Islands, about 25 km north of Sicily. It reaches 500 m in elevation and is still active, with the last major eruption from 1888-90. The word volcano is derived from this particular example and this type of explosive eruption is known as a "Vulcanian eruption." There have been at least 9 major eruptions in the past 9,000 year and it poses a significant future risk to the neighbouring islands and is therefore closely monitored.
Location: Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, near Sicily

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