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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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Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
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Etna Discovery (8-days hiking & study tour on Mt. Etna volcano, Italy)
From Stromboli to Etna (9-day walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with our expert 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 20200814/1015Z ACTIVITY IS INCREASED.

Fri, 14 Aug 2020, 10:45
10:45 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 10:34 UTC, 14/08/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200814/1034Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/15
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20200814/1015Z ACTIVITY IS INCREASED.
OBS VA DTG: 14/1020Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100 330/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/1620Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/2220Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/0420Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION OCCURS. VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT
IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY. SOME ASH POSSIBLE IN THE
VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO AT LOW LEVEL.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=



Previous news
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 07:40
Strombolian explosions from Etna's New SE crater (image: Giuseppe Tonzuso / facebook)
Beautiful strombolian activity continues at the saddle vent of the New SE crater. Throughout the night, explosions have been near-continuous, often throwing incandescent lava bombs on the outside flanks of the crater cone. ... read all
Sat, 1 Aug 2020, 15:19
Strombolian activity at the New Southeast Crater on 30 July (image: INGV)
INGV reported that the strombolian activity at the New South Crater has been increasing. ... read all
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 07:14
Strombolian activity from Etna volcano on 25 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. ... read all
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 11:27
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
Fri, 22 May 2020, 08:31
Explosion from Etna volcano today (image: INGV)
INGV recorded explosions due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit craters. ... read all

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