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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.
Etna volcano tours:Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour
(15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)Etna Trekking Tour
(private and group tours to Etna volcano with a mountain guide)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 20210219/0853Z WITH STRONG ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG: 19/0857Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 09:15
09:15 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 20 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX01 at 09:12 UTC, 19/02/21 from LFPW
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/21
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20210219/0853Z WITH STRONG ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 19/0857Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N3753 E01503 - N3727 E01518 - N3727 E01445 -
N3753 E01503 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/1457Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/2057Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 20/0257Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: LAVA FOUNTAIN OBSERVED AT SUMMIT CRATERS. ESTIMATED VOLCANIC
HEIGHT IS 6KM.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20210219/1005Z=
UPDATE: the still ongoing paroxysm appears to be even more intense than its two predecessors and still not The height of the lava fountains is likely more in the range of 700 m, something which will be determined later by the volcano observatory. ... read all
The rate with which intensity increases is impressive. Within a few minutes since the onset, the lava fountains have already reached heights of approx. 300 m and still grow... read all
Accompanied by steeply rising tremor, activity increases now by the minute. read all
Indications of a possible new paroxysm become stronger with the minute: lava flows have started to emerge from the summit vent of the New SE crater. ... read all
Approx. 30 hours have passed since the last lava fountain episode or paroxysm at Etna, which followed after 30 hours after the preceding one. ... read all
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