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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 Discovery (8-days hiking & study tour on Mt. Etna volcano, Italy)
From Stromboli to Etna (9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)

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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 20200522/0300Z SOME EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY OBS VA DTG: 22/0321Z

Friday May 22, 2020 04:00 AM | BY: VN

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

FVXX01 at 03:57 UTC, 22/05/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200522/0356Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/11
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20200522/0300Z SOME EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY
OBS VA DTG: 22/0321Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL140
350/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/0921Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1521Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/2121Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: A PLUME IS OBSERVED ON INGV WEBCAM ABOVE THE VOLCANO AND
REACHING FL140. IT IS MAINLY COMPOSED OF WATER WITH SOME ASH AT THE
VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200522/0430Z=



Previous news
Eruption from Etna volcano on 19 May (image: INGV)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
On 19 May at 12:12 local time INGVvulcani recorded strombolian explosions from the New Southeast Crater, which quickly become stronger and generated a dense dark ash plume. The plumes were dispersed towards the northeast direction. ... [more]
Ash emission from Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The alert level for the volcano was raised to "orange", as an increase of volcanic tremor has been recorded. This could precede another upcoming phase of more vigorous activity, which remains to be seen, but it suggests that a new batch of magma could be rising inside the volcano's conduits. ... [more]
 

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