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Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity.

It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is the tallest active volcano on the European continent, currently 3,329 meters (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions.
The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south. Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations.
In 2013 it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


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Additional Photos by Alex Fan Moniz (LondonBoy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 393] (1952)
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