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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), 2014-18, 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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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano (Italy): eruption from New SE crater, 1 km ash plume

Sunday Apr 19, 2020 19:00 PM | BY: T

Eruption of Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
Eruption of Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
Therrmal image showing hot tephra covering the NSEC (image: INGV thermal webcam)
Therrmal image showing hot tephra covering the NSEC (image: INGV thermal 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.
Activity rapidly increased in intensity, producing a weak lava fountain and an ash column that rose approx. 1 km. Incandescent lava covered most of the New SE crater, but no lava flow was produced.
Video of the eruption:

The eruption (or better eruptive episode) quickly faded again at around noon. It was similar (but much weaker) than the numerous paroxysms from the cone that had built if, mainly during the series of powerful paroxysms during 2011-12, but as well numerous weaker episodes of fountaining and intense strombolian activity that occurred intermittently during the past years.
The strombolian activity from the new cone growing inside the central crater (Voragine), which has been going on for about half a year seems to have not been affected, and continues with little variation. However, the lava flow from the cone which had been active during the past months, partially filling the neighboring Bocca Nuova crater, was no longer active when volcanologists visited the crater area a few days ago.
Previous news
Strombolian activity and intra-crater lava flow from Etna's Voragine (image: M Rietze)
Sunday, Feb 09, 2020
Explosive-effusive activity continues from the new cinder cone vent in the Voragine summit crater. ... [more]
Strombolian eruption from Etna's Voragine yesterday evening (image: Francesco Tomarchio / facebook)
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020
Mild to moderate summit activity continues at the volcano. In particular, the strombolian activity from the intra-crater cone inside the Voragine (Central) summit crater, has resumed during the past days and sometimes produces impressive fireworks of incandescent lava being thrown much higher than the crater rim. ... [more]

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