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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: Strombolian activity inside Bocca Nuova filmed

Sat, 6 Feb 2021, 17:08
17:08 PM | BY: T
Strombolian activity of Etna's Bocca Nuova on 3 Feb 2021 (image: Michele Mammino / youtube)
Strombolian activity of Etna's Bocca Nuova on 3 Feb 2021 (image: Michele Mammino / youtube)
Strombolian activity this evening from the New SE crater (image: INGV webcam)
Strombolian activity this evening from the New SE crater (image: INGV webcam)
Beautiful strombolian activity from at least 4 different crater continues with little changes, dominantly from the two vents of the New SE crater, but also from the central crater (Voragine) and the Bocca Nuova crater located west of the Voragine.
The activity of Bocca Nuova, not usually visible on webcam views or pictures taken from below, was documented a few days ago by Michele Mammino, a regular visitor of the volcano and its eruptions:

The video, taken from the western rim, shows that there is mild strombolian activity from a vent in the western part of the crater, where a cinder cone is currently forming. In addition, there are active hornitos with degassing and occasional spattering further to the east in the crater.
The products of this activity, not visible usually from below, have been filling the crater floor and covering the last winter's lava flows that had been descending from the new cone in the neighboring Voragine crater.

Previous news

Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 14:50
Strombolian eruptions at Etna's New SE crater (r) and Voragine (l) (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
The volcano continues to produce spectacular strombolian-type explosions involving several of its summit craters. ... read all
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

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