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Mount Etna, Sicily

37.7N 14.9E

July 26th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - July 1st, 2009

Italy - July 1st, 2009

Wind and water currents, as well as passing ships, create different patterns in the Strait of Messina and the Mediterranean Sea, between Sicily and mainland Italy.

Onland, another interesting feature of this orthorectified image includes theĀ  Mount Etna volcano (lower left), whose flanks are covered in fertile volcanic soil that supports extensive agriculture. The sides of the volcano appear smoother in contrast with the mountains and hills to the north.

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