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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210216/1610Z VERY STRONG ASH EMISSION ONGOING to 33000 ft (10100 m)

Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 17:30
17:30 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 16 Feb 2021
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 16 Feb 2021
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 33000 ft (10100 m) altitude or flight level 330 and is moving at 25 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX01 at 17:14 UTC, 16/02/21 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210216/1714Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/14
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAMS, SAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20210216/1610Z VERY STRONG ASH EMISSION
ONGOING
OBS VA DTG: 16/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL330 N3742 E01500 - N3718 E01521 - N3712 E01457 -
N3742 E01500 MOV S 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/0000Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/0600Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/1200Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: GREY COLOUR CLOUD MOVES TOWARD S. HEIGHT TOP 10000M.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20210216/1800Z=



Previous news
Sat, 6 Feb 2021, 17:08
Strombolian activity of Etna's Bocca Nuova on 3 Feb 2021 (image: Michele Mammino / youtube)
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. ... read all
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

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