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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 (Sicily, Italy): weak to intermittent strombolian activity continues

Monday Jul 27, 2020 07:14 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian activity from Etna volcano on 25 July (image: INGV)
Strombolian activity from Etna volcano on 25 July (image: INGV)
Emissions of ash rising from Etna volcano on 24 July (image: INGV)
Emissions of ash rising from Etna volcano on 24 July (image: INGV)
INGV reported that explosive activity at the volcano producing ash emissions and weak to intermittent strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 1 to 3 per day. Explosions are generated from Saddle vent located between the old and new cones of the Southeast crater.
The seismic station records internal tremor at 2900-3000 m altitude in area of New Southeast Crater.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo volcano activity update 27 July 2020
Previous news
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020
Strombolian activity from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
INGV reported that the seismic station records decreasing tremor (8 July at 22:00 local time) associated with mild strombolian explosions (11 July) from the "saddle vent" located between the old and new cones of the Southeast Crater. ... read all
Friday, May 22, 2020
Explosion from Etna volcano today (image: INGV)
INGV recorded explosions due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit craters. ... read all
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Eruption from Etna volcano on 19 May (image: INGV)
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. ... read all
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Ash emission from Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
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. ... read all

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