The size and shape of cinder cone depend on environmental properties as different gravity and/or atmospheric pressure might change the dispersion of ejected scoria particles.
The nominated property 'Mount Etna' encompasses
the 19,237 ha core zone of Etna Park, a regional
nature park on the eastern coast of Sicily (Italy), the
largest Mediterranean island.
The nominated property
covers the highest areas of Mount Etna and is not
inhabited. Mount Etna is recorded as the most active
stratovolcano, in terms of frequency of eruptions in the
world. It is the highest active volcano within the
geographic limits of Europe