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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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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:

Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20200508/1455Z ERUPTION DECREASING.

Saturday May 09, 2020 03:00 AM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 02:56 UTC, 09/05/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200509/0256Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/9
INFO SOURCE: WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20200508/1455Z ERUPTION DECREASING.
OBS VA DTG: 09/0300Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/180
300/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 09/2100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY.
SPORADIC WEAK EMISSION, MAINLY COMPOSED OF STEAM. SOME ASH MAY REMAIN
IN THE VICINITY OF THE SUMMIT.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200509/0900Z=

Previous news
Strombolian activity from both Voragina (l) and New SE crater yesterday morning (image: INGV webcam)
Monday, May 04, 2020
The activity of the volcano continues with little changes, characterized by mild to strong strombolian activity from both the New SE crater's main vent and the new intra-crater cone in the Voragine central crater. ... [more]
Eruption of Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020
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. ... [more]
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]

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