Complex stratovolcano approx. 3350 m (changing due to eruptive activity)
Sicily, Italy, 37.75°N / 14.99°E
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Etna volcano eruptions:
Near continuously active; some major historic eruptions include 122 BC (explosive eruption from summit), 1669 AD (devastating flank eruption), 1787 (one of the most spectacular summit eruptions on record - lava fountains reportedly up to 3000 m high).Eruptions since 1950 (f: flank / s: summit activity):
1950-51(f), 1952(s), 1953(s?), 1955-64(s), 1966-1970(s), 1966(f), 1971(f), 1971-1980(s), 1974(f), 1978(f), 1979(f), 1980-81(s), 1981 (f), 1983(f), 1984(s), 1985(f), 1986(s), 1987(f), 1987(s), 1989(f), 1989-1991(s), 1991-93(f), 1995-2001(s), 2001(f), 2002(s), 2002-03(f), 2004-2005 (f), 2006 (s), 2007 (s), 2008-2009 (f), 2010(s), 2011-ongoing(s)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive (lava flows) and mildly explosive (strombolian) eruptions. Both summit and frequent flank eruptions, the latter seem to be occurring in clusters lasting few to a few tens of years.
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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Friday, Dec 13, 2013
Tremor has started to increase this morning, although so far, no visible activity at the New SE crater has appeared while strong degassing from the NE crater continues. The next hours will probably show whether the volcano is going to prepare its next paroxysm in the near future or not.
Monday, Dec 02, 2013
A new paroxysm is occurring at the New SE crater. this is the 19th such eruption in 2013.
Thursday, Nov 28, 2013
Lava fountain from the New SE crater (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Pulsating lava fountains at the New SE crater of Etna (View from Pizzo Deneri, Etna Trekking webcam)
A new paroxysm has started at the New SE crater. Following weak strombolian activity during the past days, this afternoon, started to rise steeply this afternoon. At the time of this update, there are increasingly strong strombolian explosions or pulsating lava fountains at the New SE crater and an ash plume has started to rise. Bad weather inhibits good observations, but occasional views can be obtained occasionally. ...more
Saturday, Nov 23, 2013
Eruption of Etna this morning (Etna Trekking webcam image)
The latest paroxysm (nr 17 in 2013) at the New SE crater of Mt Etna occurred this morning, just less than one week after the previous one last weekend. ...more
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Etna has quieted down (probably only for a short while), allowing us to post a few additional photos from the spectacular paroxysm last weekend.
Monday, Nov 18, 2013
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013
Lava fountain at the New SE crater during the 16th paroxysm in 2013
As expected, another paroxysmal eruption took place at the New SE crater over night. This marks the 16th such event in 2013. ...more
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Strombolian eruption at New SE crater 11 Nov 2013 evening
Steam ring from New SE crater on 11 Nov
2 new sets of pictures from the beginning and end of the 10-11 Nov paroxysm: ...more
Monday, Nov 11, 2013
The awaited new paroxysm of Etna's NEW SE crater (#15 in 2013) started last night and is still in full progress. Unfortunately, a snow storm above the summit area prevents detailed observations, but judging from the seismic signal, this eruption is unusually long and intense (and still growing at the time of updating). Ash fall has been reported from villages to the E/NE (Zafferana, Milo etc), where the plume is carried to by strong Libeccio winds.
Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013
Since about an hour ago, some relatively strong explosions re-appeared to occur at the New SE crater. This could be a signal that it is heading towards a new paroxysm in the near future. Tremor continues to rise slowly as well.
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