by The American Geosciences Institute Thursday, June 30, 2016
The photograph shows a crater lying about 300 meters below the south summit of this stratovolcano in an area named for a tower built to mark the location where a Greek philosopher purportedly threw himself into the volcano in 430 B.C.
This island volcano is one of the world’s most active and has one of the longest documented historical records of volcanism, dating to 1500 B.C.
The volcano, which hosts four distinct summit craters, owes its activity to its position on a convergent boundary between the African and Eurasian plates.
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Answer: This crater lies about 300 meters below the south summit of Italy’s Mount Etna near Torre del Filosofo. Mount Etna, on Sicily, is the largest active volcano in Europe and has one of the longest documented historical records of volcanism in the world. Photo is by Julia Rosen.
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