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Mt. Stromboli

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli One of the Most Active Volcanoes in the World Mt. Stromboli Mt. Stromboli's name Mt. Stromboli is a corruption of the Greek name Strogule. Mt. Stromboli got its name because of its round bulging form. Mt. Stromboli's nickname is "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" The History of Mt. Stromboli Mt. Stromboli appeared out of the sea around 100,000 years ago. Mt. Stromboli was formed when the African plate was forced under the Eurasian plate and the African plate melted in the extreme heat of Earth's mantle. Molten rock was forced upward and emerged as lava that built up to form Mt. Stromboli. Measurements of Mt. Stromboli Mt. Stromboli rises 3,031 ft. above sea level and 6,500 ft. above the ocean floor. Mt. Stromboli's base begins more then 3,280 ft. below sea level. Mt. Stromboli is 4.4 kilometers wide where is touches the surface of the sea. Mt. Stromboli has been erupting for thousands of years and is still active to this day. In fact Mt. Stromboli erupts about every 20-30 minutes. Mt. Stromboli hasn't affected much life around it because Mt. Stromboli is in the sea, but the eruptions have killed some people in the past and probably killed the life in the sea around Mt. Stromboli. Mt. Stromboli's Location Mt. Stromboli is located in Italy and makes up one of the Aeolian Islands. Mt. Stromboli is on the Eurasian plate and in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The cooridnents of Mt. Stromboli are 38.78ºN and 15.21ºE. Mt. Stromboli Erupting Mt. Stromboli Erupting Bibliography "Interesting Facts & Information: Stromboli Italy Volcano." Interesting Facts Information Tourism Travel Culture Language Business People RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/italy/Stromboli-Italy-Volcano/3591>.
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