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Volcanic wonderland

For one week, I am at a workshop on volcano seismology that is held on the beautiful volcanic island of Salina, in the Aeolian Islands nort of Sicily. Part of that workshop has been a spectacular excursion to points of geological and scenic interest on the island, on 20 September 2011. One highlight on that fieldtrip was the climb to the summit of Monte Fossa delle Felci, the tallest volcano of the Aeolian Islands, rising to 962 m above the sea level. From its summit, there are spectacular views in all directions - like this view toward Monte dei Porri (860 m tall), also on the island of Salina, and the islands of Filicudi (right) and Alicudi (left) in the distance

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Taken on September 20, 2011