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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)
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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-ongoing(f)
 
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 updates and eruption news:

Confirmed lava flow in Bocca Nuova crater

Saturday Oct 06, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN

The scoria cone erupting on October 5th inside the Bocca Nuova crater, the lava flow can be seen in the image.
The scoria cone erupting on October 5th inside the Bocca Nuova crater, the lava flow can be seen in the image.
A new lava flow has began to effuse from the new scoria cone in the Bocca Nuova on 5 October. A steady gas plume is also rising above the crater.

A new webcam has been set up to observe the activity at the crater: www.radiostudio7.it/webcam/etna3.jpg
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Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
A screenshot of the Etna livecam shows red glow from the Bocca Nuova crater last night. This is probably due to new strombolian activity in the eastern crater of the Bocca Nuova. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
As Claude Grandpey puts it on his blog today: ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo reported that a new phase of activity at Etna's Bocca Nuova summit crater started on 2 July, was virtually continuous for three weeks until 24 July, then rapidly decreased. ... [more]
Ash-rich strombolian activity from the eastern vent inside Bocca Nuova (early Aug 2012)
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
Photos from our recent visit to Etna a week ago [more]
 

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