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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: erupting (4 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-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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Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
Etna Trekking Tour (private guided hiking & trekking tours on Etna volcano)
Etna in Winter (winter trekking, skiing and snow-shoe excursions for small groups or individuals)
Etna Volcano Special (volcano expedition to see Mt. Etna volcano' eruption)
From Stromboli to Etna (walking & study tour with a volcanologist to Etna, Vulcano, Lipari and Stromboli)

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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 12:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 23:30
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 16:23
Etna's new lava flow from the SE cone seen on the thermal webcam of INGV Catania on Montagnola
After a pause of 4 days, a new (mainly effusive) eruptive episode started this morning around 11:30 local time. Accompanied by mild strombolian activity from the summit vent of the SE crater cone, a new lava flow began to descend on the southern flank of the SE crater complex. ...more
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 10:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 09:50
Etna's lava flow this morning (Radiostudio 7 webcam from Montagnola)
After 48 hours of pause since the previous, short-lived eruptive episode, a new effusive eruptive phase began last evening, involving 3 vents. ...more [read all]
Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 21:00
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 13 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 9 Apr 2017, 17:55
Etna's lava flow on 7 April 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
The lava flow effusion seems to have decreased strongly or stopped over night. Dough and Emanuela who climbed the area of the vent yesterday afternoon were lucky to still see beautiful activity with lava flowing inside the main channel near the vent. [link to photos] ...more [read all]
Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 15:44
As long as the current effusive eruption at Etna volcano continues and its spectacular lava flows remain reasonably accessible, we offer you the chance to come and see it with us in a private tour for individuals or small groups! ...more
Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 16:13
Etna's lava flow on 30 March 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
The effusive eruption from the new fissure vent at the southern base of the SE crater complex continues into its 3rd week of activity with little changes since it started early on 16 March. ...more [read all]
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 09:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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