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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.

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Etna volcano update: Continuing strombolian activity from several craters

Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 14:50
14:50 PM | BY: T
Strombolian eruptions at Etna's New SE crater (r) and Voragine (l) (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
Strombolian eruptions at Etna's New SE crater (r) and Voragine (l) (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
Earthquakes under Etna during the past 24 hours
Earthquakes under Etna during the past 24 hours
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
The volcano continues to produce spectacular strombolian-type explosions involving several of its summit craters.
Protagonist of this activity remains the New SE crater with two active vents, followed by less-intense activity at the Voragine and occasionally Bocca Nuova central craters.
At the same time, micro-seismic activity remains elevated. A small swarm of magnitudes at shallow depth beneath the summit region has been detected during the past 24 hours. So far, there have been 15 quakes of magnitudes up to 2.1.
Volcanic tremor stays at high levels, but shows no clear trend. The current activity of Etna seems to be rather stable.

Previous news

Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 09:13
Strombolian explosion at Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam, view from S)
During the night, volcanic tremor descended a bit (although remains high) and the strombolian activity concentrated at the New SE crater with occasional bursts also from Voragine central crater decreased as well. read all
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 08:08
Intense activity at Etna's SE crater this morning (image: LAVE webcam)
Europe's most active volcano remains highly active, erupting from at least two of its summit craters: although visibility has been very poor, intermittent clear views allow to see intense strombolian-type activity from the New SE crater and the Voragine central crater. ... read all
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 13:53
Earthquakes today under Etna, locations (top) and time vs depth plot (below)
This morning, a swarm of small earthquakes occurred beneath the eastern flank of the volcano. The seismic activity started early this morning at around 6 am local time. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 08:29
Strong activity at Etna's New SE crater during the night (image: LAVE webcam from Schiena dell'Asino)
Last night's activity of vigorous and near-constant strombolian explosions from the eastern summit vent of the New SE crater continued to increase, but judging from webcam imagery, it did not quite reach the intensity of previous paroxysms with true lava fountains. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 00:17
Strong explosions from Etna's New SE crater this evening
During the past hours, activity from the New SE crater has been increasing significantly and is currently showing intense and near-constant strombolian explosions. It seems very much as if it is heading for another paroxysm in the next hours if not less. ... read all

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