Vulcano       Elevation: 500 m          Latitude: 38.404°N             Longitude: 15.213°E The word volcano is derived from Vulcano stratovolcano in Italy's Aeolian Islands. Vulcano was constructed  during six stages during the past 136,000 years. Two overlapping calderas, the 2.5-km-wide Caldera del  Piano on the SE and the 4-km-wide Caldera della Fossa on the NW, were formed at about 100,000 and  24,000-15,000 years ago, respectively, and volcanism has migrated to the north over time. La Fossa cone,  active throughout the Holocene and the location of most of the historical eruptions, occupies the 3-km-wide  Caldera della Fossa at the NW end of the elongated 3 x 7 km island. The Vulcanello lava platform forms a  low, roughly circular peninsula on the northern tip of Vulcano that was formed as an island beginning in 183  BCE and was connected to Vulcano in about 1550 CE. Vulcanello is capped by three pyroclastic cones and  was active intermittently until the 16th century. The latest eruption from Vulcano consisted of explosive  activity from the Fossa cone from 1898 to 1900. (Global Volcanism Program)  Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Vulcano, Sept. 1983 HOME Photo: Rolf Cosar