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Latest Volcanoes of Italy Stories

Mount Etna Begins 12th Eruption Of Year
2011-08-30 09:44:46

  Italy´s famed volcano Mt. Etna has erupted for the twelfth time this year, spewing lava and ash into the upper atmosphere, according to an Associated Press report. Italy´s Civil Protection Agency says the nation´s geophysics and volcanology institute on Monday registered increased explosive activity by Etna, eight days after the latest eruption began, spewing out a significant amount of ash in a southeast direction early in the day but that the eruption tapered off...

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2009-04-22 14:24:27

The always-active Mount Vesuvius remains to be one of the world's most closely monitored volcanoes, according to experts. Vesuvius lies on the coast of the Bay of Naples, just east of Naples in Italy. It is most widely known for its eruption some 2000 years ago that resulted in the demolition of Pompeii and Herculaneum, claiming the lives of 10,000 to 25,000 people. But even today, sitting some 4,200 feet above the bay, the active volcano represents a threat to nearby cities. "Vesuvius is one...

2006-06-22 10:10:46

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - An underwater volcano with a base larger than Washington D.C. has been discovered just off the shores of Sicily, a scientist with Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said on Thursday. The volcanic structure, which incorporates peaks previously thought to be separate volcanoes, was named Empedocles after the Greek philosopher who named the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water. Legend has it that the philosopher died...


Latest Volcanoes of Italy Reference Libraries

Hekla
2014-04-08 13:19:59

Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...

Tyrrhenian Sea
2013-04-18 22:17:09

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a portion of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. This sea is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio towards the east, and Sicily towards the south. The maximum depth of the Tyrrhenian Sea is 12,418 feet. It is located near where the African and European tectonic plates meet; therefore mountain chains and active volcanoes for example, Mount Marsili, are found. The eight Aeolian Islands...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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