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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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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The best place to stay near Mt Etna is no doubt the Corsaro hotel, located a few 100 m from the cable car station at La Sapienza cable car station on Etna South: Hotel Corsaro
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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Tue, 31 Dec 2013, 11:52
Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 16:08
Sun, 29 Dec 2013, 12:49
This morning at 11:16 (local time), an ash explosion occurred from the New SE crater, accompanied by a rise in tremor. This is similar to the precursory activity of the recent past paroxysms and probably means that the magma column inside the cone's conduit has started to rise and began to clear its way by sporadic, but potentially quite powerful explosions. ...more
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 13:46
Sun, 15 Dec 2013, 09:46
Explosions, ash and lava flow emission at Etna's New SE crater at dawn
The 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater in 2013 began yesterday evening and ended at dawn, shortly after reaching its peak. The eruption lasted relatively long, but was relatively weak in intensity (compared to previous paroxysms). It produced only relatively low pulsating lava fountains with associated ash plumes and a small lava flow to the SE towards the Valle del Bove. ...more [read all]
Sat, 14 Dec 2013, 09:31
After yesterday's deep-seated activity in the NE crater, explosions have started at the New SE crater and tremor started to rise steeply this morning. It seems very likely that the 20th paroxysm at the NSEC is about to occur.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013, 06:20
Tremor has started to increase this morning, although so far, no visible activity at the New SE crater has appeared while strong degassing from the NE crater continues. The next hours will probably show whether the volcano is going to prepare its next paroxysm in the near future or not.
Mon, 2 Dec 2013, 21:36
A new paroxysm is occurring at the New SE crater. this is the 19th such eruption in 2013.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 16:01
Lava fountain from the New SE crater (Radiostudio7 webcam)
A new paroxysm has started at the New SE crater. Following weak strombolian activity during the past days, this afternoon, started to rise steeply this afternoon. At the time of this update, there are increasingly strong strombolian explosions or pulsating lava fountains at the New SE crater and an ash plume has started to rise. Bad weather inhibits good observations, but occasional views can be obtained occasionally. ...more [read all]
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 11:11
Eruption of Etna this morning (Etna Trekking webcam image)
The latest paroxysm (nr 17 in 2013) at the New SE crater of Mt Etna occurred this morning, just less than one week after the previous one last weekend. ...more [read all]

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