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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) 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), 2020 (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.

Etna volcano tours:
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
Etna Trekking Tour (private and group tours to Etna volcano with a mountain guide)
Etna Volcano Special (volcano expedition to see Mt. Etna volcano' eruption)
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)

Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210104/0818Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASING to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 09:30
09:30 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX01 at 09:24 UTC, 04/01/21 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210104/0924Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/1
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20210104/0818Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS
INCREASING
OBS VA DTG: 04/0900Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3745 E01500 - N3745 E01545 - N3715 E01545 -
N3715 E01545 - N3745 E01500 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/1500Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/2100Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/0300Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION ONGOING
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20210104/1015Z=



Previous news
Sun, 3 Jan 2021, 18:44
Strombolian eruption from Etna's Voragine central crater (l) and strong glow from the SE crater in the right foreground (image taken on 2 Jan 2021 evening by Domenico Mazzaglia / facebook)
The volcano continues to show beautiful and sometimes quite spectacular strombolian activity from both the New SE crater and the Voragine central crater. ... read all
Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 15:25
Earthquakes under Etna volcano during 31 Dec 2020-2Jan 2021
A series of earthquakes shook the flanks of Etna volcano during the past days. Since the afternoon of 31 Dec 2020 until this morning, a swarm of tremors has occurred at depths of 10-15 km mainly under the southern flank of the volcano. ... read all
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 20:40
Strombolian eruptions from Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: LAVE webcam from Schiena dell'Asino)
Although no paroxysm has occurred since the last one almost a week ago (on 22 Dec), Etna continues to erupt, mainly from the eastern summit vent of the New SE crater. read all
Wed, 23 Dec 2020, 16:45
Weak strombolian activity at the eastern vent (r) and dense steam-ash emissions from the central crater of Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: INGV webcam)
After the latest paroxysm from the New SE crater early yesterday morning, the volcano has continued to produce mild strombolian activity, mainly from the eastern summit vent of the SE crater complex. ... read all
Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 10:27
Lava fountain from Etna's New SE crater early this morning (image: LAVE webcam)
A third paroxysm occurred at the volcano in the early morning hours today, following the previous one after almost exactly 24 hours. ... read all

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