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Visiting Sicily, Italy

Visiting an active volcano on Sicily, Italy

Sep. 2, 2017 -

Last week me and my wife went to Sicily for a little summer holiday. It is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, along with surrounding minor islands. It's home to Europe's largest active volcano: Mount Etna. We had a chance to visit this lava spurring monstrosity and it was quite the experience.

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One can only image the forces of nature judging by these craters.
One can only image the forces of nature judging by these craters.
The brown color is oxidation iron, or simply
The brown color is oxidation iron, or simply "rust"
Our guide, Peppe, uncovers some dark patches on the crater. Steam escapes from it - you can literally feel the heat!
Our guide, Peppe, uncovers some dark patches on the crater. Steam escapes from it - you can literally feel the heat!
The summit of Mount Etna
The summit of Mount Etna
The view is spectacular.
The view is spectacular.
Overview of tectonic plates (image: USGS)
Overview of tectonic plates (image: USGS)

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