Mount Etna BY Jeremy X Jalbeak and Terry
About it Mount Etna is the biggest volcano in Italy It is also the volcano with the longest record of continuously eruptions. It is located near the coast of the island of Sicily. The last eruption of mount Etna was in 2013 in Catania, Italy.
Active Volcano Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Almost half of Etna’s major eruptions have happened during the last 100 years.
Size • The volcano covers a huge area, of over 460 square miles. About one quarter of the population of the island of Sicily lives on its slopes
The most violent eruption • The most violent eruption of Mount Etna was in 1669. • It erupted lava for a few days and it destroyed several villages. • Multiple eruptions over the next few weeks killed more than 20,000 people and made thousands of people homeless.