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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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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 01:35
A steam ring from New SE crater drifts in the sky against a large ash plume (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
On Saturday late in the morning the explosive activity from the SE crater stopped. ...more [read all]
Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 08:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 07:19
Towards the end of the second eruption of Etna in 2017 (15-20 March), an unusual phenomenon occurred: the lower lava flow, originating from the 2900 m fissure vent at the base of the SE crater and descending into the Valle del Bove from its western rim at 2500 m elevation, produced a series of small to moderate pyroclastic flows, associated with dense ash plumes. ...more [read all]
Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 17:00
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 00:36
Etna's lava flows descending into Valle del Bove; strombolian activity from the New SE cone (c) and strong glow from Voragine summit crater (r) (image: Osservatorio Meteorologico Nunziata webcam, view from E)
The explosive-effusive eruption continues strongly. Several well-alimented lava flows are descending into the Valle del Bove from elevations between 2500-2700 m at the rim. ...more [read all]
Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 23:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 05:45
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 17 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 16 Mar 2017, 22:19
Strombolian activity and lava flow at dawn (image: Boris Behncke / Flickr)
The strong strombolian activity from the SE crater continued all day yesterday and today. The lava flow from the summit vent has flowed on top of the lava flow from about 15 days ago and yesterday it had reached an altitude of 2800m. ...more [read all]
Thu, 16 Mar 2017, 12:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 23:45
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 15 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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