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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 (Sicily, Italy): explosions from two craters

Friday May 22, 2020 08:31 AM | BY: MARTIN

Explosion from Etna volcano today (image: INGV)
Explosion from Etna volcano today (image: INGV)
An ash plume rising from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
An ash plume rising from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
Glow from Etna volcano tonight (image: INGV)
Glow from Etna volcano tonight (image: INGV)
INGV recorded explosions due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit craters.
Today at 06:05 local time an eruption at New Southeast Crater generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 14,700 ft (4,500 m) altitude and drifted SW.
Explosive activity also continues at Voragine crater. Increasingly ash plumes were dispersed near the summit.
Seismicity remained elevated including periods of increased amplitude tremor located beneath the New SE Crater.
Ground deformation shows no significant impulsive variations associated with the ongoing activity.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo volcano activity update 22 May 2020
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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