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City of Naples Near Mount Vesuvius, Italy

40.8N 14.2E

April 30th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - April 28th, 2012

Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. Here, it appears as a dark brown circle ringed by green and then surrounded by the grey and tan expanse of Naples and its metropolitan area.

It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Although it is not currently erupting, Vesuvius is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world.

Sediments in Gulf of Venice and Cities Along West Coast of Italian Peninsula

42.5N 12.5E

July 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments, Volcanoes

Italy - June 30th, 2010

Italy - June 30th, 2010

Clouds hang over the Apennine Mountains, the mountain chain running down the backbone of the Italian Peninsula. Other areas, such as the valley of the River Po to the north, are unobscured.

In the full image, sediments spilling from the Po Delta tinge the waters of the Adriatic Sea a greenish color. Sediments can also be seen north of the delta, in the Venetian Lagoon and Gulf of Venice.

On the western side of the peninsula, the cities of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius, and Rome, near Lake Bracciano, appear as greyish brown areas by the coast. Two other lakes can be observed near Rome: Lake Bolsena (northwest of Lake Bracciano) and Lake Trasimeno (greenish blue).

Italy, from Naples and Mount Vesuvius to the Gargano Peninsula

40.8N 14.2E

May 17th, 2010 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

The city of Naples (Italian: Napoli), capital of the region of Campania in southern Italy, is visible along the coast of the Bay of Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the lower part of this image. Above, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, the Gargano Peninsula can be seen as well.

Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields. Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a stratovolcano located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. Here, white clouds hover above its peak.

Mount Vesuvius on the Coast of the Bay of Naples, Italy – March 20th, 2010

40.8N 14.2E

March 20th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Italy - February 18th, 2010

Italy - February 18th, 2010

Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano east of Naples, Italy, visible in the lower right quadrant of this orthorectified image. It is on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres (six miles) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore.

It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the death of 10,000 to 25,000 people.

It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world.

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Mounts Vesuvius and Etna, Italy

37.7N 14.9E

December 9th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - November 17th, 2009

Italy - November 17th, 2009

Two volcanoes are visible near the coast of Italy, Mount Vesuvius by the city of Naples (upper left quadrant) and Mount Etna in Sicily (below image center).

Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres (six miles) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. The height of the main cone has been constantly changed by eruptions but presently is 1,281 m (4,202 ft).

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. Taller than Mount Vesuvius, it currently stands 3,329 metres (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions; the mountain is 21 m (69 ft) lower now than it was in 1981. Here, its peak is capped with snow, while the summit of the lower Mount Vesuvius is not.

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