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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
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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 20200815/1500Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED
Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 15:45
15:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 15 Aug 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX01 at 15:40 UTC, 15/08/20 from LFPW
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/16
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20200815/1500Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS
OBS VA DTG: 15/1525Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/150
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 15/2125Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/0325Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 16/0925Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION OCCURS. VA NOT DETECTABLE IN SAT
IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY. SOME ASH POSSIBLE IN THE
VICINITY [EAST PART] OF THE VOLCANO AT LOW LEVEL.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=
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
INGV reported that the strombolian activity at the New South Crater has been increasing.
... read all
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
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
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