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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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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 20201001/0615Z DARK CLOUD GROWING ABOVE SUMMIT

Thu, 1 Oct 2020, 06:45
06:45 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 06:40 UTC, 01/10/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201001/0639Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/23
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAMS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20201001/0615Z DARK CLOUD GROWING ABOVE
SUMMIT
OBS VA DTG: 01/0635Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100 280/30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/1235Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/1835Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 02/0035Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION OCCURS. HEIGHT ABOUT 4.5 KM A.S.L
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201001/0750Z=

Previous news
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 08:11
Strombolian eruption from the New SE crater of Etna volcano this morning (Image: LAVE webcam)
The activity of the volcano continues with little changes, characterized by mild to moderate, near continuous strombolian explosions from the saddle vent of the New SE crater. read all
Sun, 30 Aug 2020, 14:25
Eruption from Etna volcano on 29 August (image: @yllep2/twitter)
INGV reported that near-constant strombolian activity from the saddle vent of the New SE crater continues. ... read all
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 07:11
Emissions from Etna volcano yesterday (image: @gio_marchese/twitter)
Strombolian activity continues at fluctuating intensity from the saddle vent of the New SE crater characterized by occasional ash emissions. ... read all
 

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