There is a great Sicilian volcano Mount Etna, which is not only the largest in Europe, but also continues to act, spewing lava flows every couple of months. In general, the volcano is famous for its "conquest": Several times he filled up Catania, standing at the foot of the lava, not to mention the numerous towns and villages situated on the slopes. However, today it goes to destruction, but rather the creations of Etna. And it must namely the creation of eruptions and earthquakes, followed by the volcano. There is one very interesting and unusual view of an eruption of Mount Etna: the Italian seismologist E. Boski, after long observation of the volcano reported that close to Sicily can "float" long sunken island that used to really side by side with Etna, and some 170 years ago, sank back into the sea. In general, this island of Atlantis was observed for the "floating" a few times for all history of Sicily, the first time – in 264 BC Then island-satellite showed the upper part of the volcano (volcanic island itself).
Since then, a mysterious island to appear for at least another 4 times. His last "breath," he made in 1831, and the "sigh" that led to unexpected consequences: on this piece of land tiddly suddenly began to claim Spain, UK and of course, Italy. It has come to this diplomatic conflict between the countries. But apparently, the island has not made all this commotion and decided to return to the bosom of the sea, again plunged into the water. The conflict was thus settled. No land – there is no dispute. As for our time, now it is separated from the surface of the water about 6 m, and the island is located about 30 km. on the south coast of Sicily. But the Italians, more sitsiliantsy, remembering prepiraniyah over ownership of the land, have already managed to hoist a Italian flag in the water of the crater of the volcano – so no one has an incentive to encroach on the island disappears.