Mount Etna Volcano

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Mount Etna Volcano

  • Mount Etna is Europe’s highest and most active volcano outside the Caucasus.
  • Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy.
  • The last major eruption was in 1992.
  • The volcano lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. 
  • Mount Etna is in an almost constant state of activity.
  • United Nations has designated Mount Etna as a Decade Volcano and it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Why in news? It has erupted again.