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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-ongoing (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 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 20210118/2021Z ASH FALLOUT IS REPORTED ON FLERI to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Jan 2021
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 15 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX01 at 20:52 UTC, 18/01/21 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210118/2052Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/10
INFO SOURCE: INGV, VONA AND WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20210118/2021Z ASH FALLOUT IS REPORTED
ON FLERI
OBS VA DTG: 18/2021Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N3745 E01500 - N3730 E01515 - N3730 E01445 -
N3745 E01500 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/0221Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/0821Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/1421Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20210118/2200Z=



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