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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): increasing activity continues

Monday Aug 17, 2020 08:16 AM | BY: MARTIN
An ash plume rising from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
An ash plume rising from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
Extending ash plume from Etna volcano on 14 August (image: INGV)
Extending ash plume from Etna volcano on 14 August (image: INGV)
Increasing strombolian activity continues at the saddle vent of the New SE crater.
On 14 August at 10:49 local time strombolian explosions produced a dark ash plumes which fluctuated a lot in frequency of explosions. The plume containing moderate amount of ash extended to the south-southeast of the volcano. Ashfall was reported in the area of Pedara, Trecastagni and Viagrande.
Seismicity remains at fluctuating levels associated with periods of increasing and decreasing tremor. 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 17 August 2020
Previous news
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
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
Saturday, Aug 01, 2020
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
Monday, Jul 27, 2020
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
 

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