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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
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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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(8-days hiking & study tour on Mt. Etna volcano, Italy)From Stromboli to Etna
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Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210216/1610Z SPORADIC ASH EMISSION STILL OCCURS to 12000 ft (3700 m)
Wed, 17 Feb 2021, 03:00
03:00 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 17 Feb 2021
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 10 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX01 at 02:50 UTC, 17/02/21 from LFPW
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/16
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20210216/1610Z SPORADIC ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 17/0000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3748 E01500 - N3733 E01512 - N3723 E01503 -
N3733 E01448 - N3748 E01500 MOV S 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/1800Z NO VA EXP
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20210217/0600Z=
This afternoon, Etna produced a very spectacular lava-fountaining eruptive episode, known as paroxysm. ... read all
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
The volcano continues to produce spectacular strombolian-type explosions involving several of its summit craters. ... read all
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
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