L from amusing planet] by French geologist Constant Prévost. That was its most spectacular and best recorded appearance, although it bobbed up again in 1863 and in 2000 and 2002 showed signs of activity that might have presaged another showing . . . which did not materialise. It is rather like the dynamic ups and downs manifested in the Vestmannaeyjar off the South coast of Iceland. Empedocles and other well known volcanoes in the region (Stromboli, Etna, Vesuvius and indeed Volcano] are a consequence of the African tectonic plate crashing into Southern Europe and subducting. This Restless Earth!
Lots of other islands on The Blob.