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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
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(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 (Italy), activity update: continuing strombolian and effusive activity from May 13 fissure
Mon, 16 Jun 2008, 14:08
14:08 PM |
The eruption at Etna volcano continues and has even increased slightly, according to observations during our recent tour (7-15 June) and informataion from INGV Catania. Two vents on the May13 fissure continue to display weak to moderate strombolian activity and feed an active lava flow into Valle del Bove, with fronts reaching 1900 m elevation, NE of the Monti Centenari.
As INGV Catania reports, the mild strombolian activity and small effusion of lava from the 13 May eruptive fissure continue. ... read all
Over the last days, the activity at the May 13 eruptive fissure has been slighlty increasing. Charles Rivière reports lava fountaining took place at the upper vents of the fissure during the night of 4-5 June. ... read all
The eruption at Etna that had started spectacularly on May 13, is still continuing, although lava emission had drastically decreased shortly after the onset of the eruption. ... read all
Although further decreasing, ash and lava emissions are still continuing from the new fissure vents at the E base of SE cone. ... read all
Lava and ash emissions continue although at very low levels. The violent fissure eruption that started on May 13 from an originally 600 m long east-trending fissure parting from the NE base of the SE crater at around 2900 m elevation decreased surprisingly quickly in intensity. It seems to be coming to a soon end, although a weak emission of lava continues at present. ... read all
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