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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
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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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), 2014-18, 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.
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The best place to stay near Mt Etna is no doubt the Corsaro hotel, located a few 100 m from the cable car station at La Sapienza cable car station on Etna South: Hotel Corsaro

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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 20:45
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 19 Jul 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 10:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 14 Jul 2019, 14:30
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 14 Jul 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 6 Jul 2019, 11:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 2 Jul 2019, 10:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 14:12
Ash emission from Etna's Voragine summit crater this afternoon (image: INGV Catania)
The volcano observatory (INGV Catania) reported that after a pause in explosive activity from its summit crater, weak intermittent ash emissions have resumed this morning. ...more
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 10:14
Ash emissions from Etna's Voragine on 13 June evening (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
After the recent, short-lived subterminal eruption ended last week, the volcano remains restless. ...more [read all]
Mon, 3 Jun 2019, 18:21
Thermal image of Etna's SE crater showing no signs of still active lava effusion (image: INGV Catania)
The recent sub-terminal eruption of Etna, which started early on 30 May, is probably ending or has ended already. During the past 24 hours, lava emission gradually decreased. ...more
Fri, 31 May 2019, 07:20
The active lava flows on Etna volcano seen last evening from the east side (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
The eruption which began in the early hours of 30 May 2019 from new fissure vents on both the NE and SE sides of the New Southeast Crater continues with little change. ...more [read all]
Thu, 30 May 2019, 18:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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