Mount Etna: Why the Volcano Is Sliding Towards the Sea

Mount Etna: Why the Volcano Is Sliding Towards the Sea
AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra

The southeast flank of Mount Etna in Sicily is sliding towards the sea at a rate of several centimetres a year. This might not sound like much, but the kind of stress that this movement creates inside volcanoes can cause devastating landslides. If, one day, Etna's movement significantly increases then it could have serious consequences.

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