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Etna volcano
Complex stratovolcano Currently about 3329 m (changing due to eruptive activity and collapse of its crater rims)
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 (large Plinian outbursts that created the small caldera of the "Cratere del Piano"), 1669 AD (devastating flank eruption that destroyed 15 villages and part of Catania), 1787 (Subplinian eruption and 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 (s), 1950-51(f), 1955 (s), 1956 (s), 1956 (f), 1957 (s),1960 (s), 1961 (s), 1964 (f), 1964 (s), 1966 (s), 1966-1971(s), 1968 (f), 1971(f), 1972-1973 (s), 1974 (f), 1974-1975 (s), 1975-1977 (f), 1977-1978 (s), 1978 (f), 1979(s), 1979 (f), 1980 (s), 1981 (s), 1981 (f),1982-1983 (s), 1983(f), 1984(s), 1985(s), 1985(f), 1986(s), 1986-1987 (f), 1987(s), 1988(s), 1989(s), 1989(f), 1990 (s), 1991-93(f), 1995(s), 1996(s), 1997 (s), 1998 (s), 1999 (s), 2000 (s), 2001(s), 2001 (f), 2002(s), 2002-03(f), 2004-2005 (f), 2006 (s), 2007 (s), 2008-2009 (f), 2010(s), 2011-2013(s), 2014-ongoing(f)
 
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, Apr 11, 2014
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
A small event this morning at 08:09 (local time) from the New SE crater produced a reddish-brown ash plume generated by partial collapse on the eastern flank of the cone
Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
After a few days of bad weather that have prevented detailed observations, it seems that all is quiet again. ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: weak strombolian activity occurs at the NSEC and renewed small lava effusion from a fissure vent at the eastern base of the cone. ...more
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Since the end of lava effusion 3 days ago, Etna has remained all quiet and the recent flow field is now slowly cooling down.
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Etna's New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Etna's New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
During the night, the lava effusion and persistent mild explosive activity from the New SE crater ceased, after being nearly continuously active for over two months. ...more
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
Ash emission and plume of white vapour from the eruptive vents within the crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash emission and plume of white vapour from the eruptive vents within the crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The collapse scar formed on  February 11th (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The collapse scar formed on February 11th (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Mild strombolian activity is still continuing and ash emissions alternate with dense white vapour. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014
Strombolian eruption at Etna's NSEC this evening (Radiostudio7 Montagnola webcam)
Strombolian eruption at Etna's NSEC this evening (Radiostudio7 Montagnola webcam)
The lava flows seen from Linguaglossa (Etna Trekking webcam)
The lava flows seen from Linguaglossa (Etna Trekking webcam)
Mild explosive activity continues at the New SE crater with little variation, but has now essentially become continuous. Weak lava effusion also continues to aliment small flows from vents at the eastern base of the cone. The tremor shows a fluctuating, but overall slowly increasing trend. [read all]
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Glow from weak strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC
Glow from weak strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC
The active lava flow into the Valle del Bove
The active lava flow into the Valle del Bove
There have been no significant changes in activity. Mild strombolian explosions continue at the summit vent of the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) and lava emission continues to feed flows from the effusive vents at the eastern side of the cone.
Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Thermal image of the summit craters with ash emissions from Bocca Nuova (left)
Thermal image of the summit craters with ash emissions from Bocca Nuova (left)
While weak lava effusion and sporadic strombolian explosions from the New SE crater continue with little changes, the Bocca Nuova crater has started to produce occasional small ash emissions of sometimes elevated temperature (suggesting presence of magma near the surface).
Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Thermal image of the eastern side of Etna with the active effusive vent at the base of the NSEC
Thermal image of the eastern side of Etna with the active effusive vent at the base of the NSEC
Weak lava effusion from the vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater, as well as sporadic small explosions from its summit crater continue with no significant variations over the past days.

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