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Complex stratovolcano Currently about 3329 m (changing due to eruptive activity and collapse of its crater rims)
Sicily, Italy, 37.75°N / 14.99°ECurrent status
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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), 2014-18, 2018(f), 2019 (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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 11:27
Strombolian activity from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
INGV reported that the seismic station records decreasing tremor (8 July at 22:00 local time)
associated with mild strombolian explosions (11 July)
from the "saddle vent" located between the old and new cones of the Southeast Crater. ...more read all
Fri, 22 May 2020, 08:31
Explosion from Etna volcano today (image: INGV)
INGV recorded explosions due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit craters. ...more read all
Fri, 22 May 2020, 04:00
Wed, 20 May 2020, 07:16
Eruption from Etna volcano on 19 May (image: INGV)
On 19 May at 12:12 local time
INGVvulcani recorded strombolian explosions from the New Southeast Crater, which quickly become stronger and generated a dense dark ash plume. The plumes were dispersed towards the northeast direction. ...more read all
Wed, 13 May 2020, 10:05
Ash emission from Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
The alert level for the volcano was raised to "orange", as an increase of volcanic tremor has been recorded. This could precede another upcoming phase of more vigorous activity, which remains to be seen, but it suggests that a new batch of magma could be rising inside the volcano's conduits. ...more read all
Sat, 9 May 2020, 09:00
Sat, 9 May 2020, 03:00
Fri, 8 May 2020, 15:30
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 8 May 2020
Mon, 4 May 2020, 08:17
Strombolian activity from both Voragina (l) and New SE crater yesterday morning (image: INGV webcam)
The activity of the volcano continues with little changes, characterized by mild to strong strombolian activity from both the New SE crater's main vent and the new intra-crater cone in the Voragine central crater. ...more read all
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 19:00
Eruption of Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
A brief, but intense episode of explosive activity took place at Etna's SE crater this morning. Starting in the early morning hours, from around 07:30 local time, the New Southeast Crater began to produce strombolian-type explosions along with a sharp increase in volcanic tremor. ...more read all
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