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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 20200820/1520Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED

Thursday Aug 20, 2020 16:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 20 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 20 Aug 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 15:56 UTC, 20/08/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200820/1555Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/17
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20200820/1520Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS
INCREASED
OBS VA DTG: 20/1545Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/150
310/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 20/2145Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/0345Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/0945Z NO VA EXP
RMK: PLUME MAINLY COMPOSED OF WATER VISIBLE ON THE INGV WEBCAM.
SIGNIFICANT VOLCANIC ASH ONLY IN VICINITY OF THE CRATER.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Monday, Aug 17, 2020
An ash plume rising from Etna volcano (image: INGV)
Increasing strombolian activity continues at the saddle vent of the New SE crater. ... read all
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
 

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