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The December 1985 E flank eruption

Photo of the December 1985 eruption

This is a rare photograph of the December 1985 eruption on the W wall of the Valle del Bove. Strombolian activity can be seen at several vents. Lights of towns along the NE coast of Sicily and along the distant S coast of Calabria can be seen in the background. Photo by Roberto Maugeri (see his photo gallery)

December 1985 eruption

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