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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°EEtna webcams / live dataEtna volcano videosEtna volcano books | ToursEtna 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 07:20
Etna's summit area as seen on 27 May 2016 (image: INGV Catania)
The volcano remains calm at the surface but is restless. Its internal seismic activity continues to be higher than normal and SO2 gas emissions have increased a bit recently (to approx. 7,000 tons/day), which could indicate the influx of fresh magma. ...more
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 10:50
Etna's trmor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
There has been no particular surface activity at the volcano since the violent summit eruptions in late May, but the volcanic tremor amplitude has been gradually rising over the past days. ...more
Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 14:20
Panorama over Etna's ummit craters (l: Bocca Nuova, c: Voragine; r: NE crater) taken on 3 June from the southern rim of Voragine (image: B. Behncke)
Etna has remained calm at the surface since the most recent eruptive phase (violent strombolian activity from the NE and Voragine summit craters) ended on 26 May. ...more
Fri, 27 May 2016, 07:45
Strombolian activity from Etna's Voragine on Wednesday
The violent strombolian activity from the Voragine summit crater continued all though Wednesday (25 May) and the following night, but gradually decreased and ceased yesterday. At the moment, no significant eruptive activity is going on. ...more
Tue, 24 May 2016, 19:57
Lava fountaining from Etna's Voragine
The 4th episode of lava fountaining has started at the Voragine summit crater. ...more
Mon, 23 May 2016, 21:31
Strombolian activity at the Voragine Crater (Osservatorio Meteorologico Nunziata webcam)
Starting from 21:00 this evening weak Strombolian activity has again started from the Voragine crater together with some ash emission. ...more
Mon, 23 May 2016, 09:33
Ash emission from New SE crater this morning
Contrary to what it might have looked like, the volcano's activity from last night did not continue to increase, but quieted down for now. ...more
Sun, 22 May 2016, 22:29
Strombolian activity at the NE crater this evening
Yet another paroxysm could be under way from the summit craters: after a calm day, strong strombolian eruptions have started a few hours ago from the NE crater. Along with the volcanic tremor signal which is rising again, the activity has been gradually increasing. ...more
Sat, 21 May 2016, 08:48
Etna's paroxysm this morning (image: Turi Caggegi / youtube)
The 3rd paroxysm (violent summit eruption with lava fountains) of Etna's Voragine occurred over night and ended at dawn. It was significantly less strong than the previous ones, but produced spectacular strombolian explosions and pulsating lava fountains from the summit crater. ...more
Sat, 21 May 2016, 01:10
Intense glow from Etna's Voragine where lava fountaining seems to have started
Activity at the Voragine has been steadily increasing during the evening and night so far - strombolian activity is probably now turning into lava fountaining: the 3rd paroxysm of the summit crater within less than 3 days - is about to occur.
Current tremor signal (ESLN station / INGV Catania)
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