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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)
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:
Sat, 31 May 2014, 09:16
ash emission from Bocca Nuova this morning
Although tremor dropped significantly yesterday evening, mild strombolian activity from the New SE crater continued throughout the night. This morning, new ash emissions from the Bocca Nuova occurred again. Whether this announces a new phase of (different) activity will have to be seen... ...more
Tue, 27 May 2014, 16:21
Strombolian explosion at Etna's NSEC (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Weak strombolian activity continues with little variation from the New SE crater. A slightly increasing trend of tremor amplitude can be observed over the past days.
Sun, 11 May 2014, 23:54
Strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC this evening seen from Catania
Near-continuous weak strombolian activity is visible from the New SE crater. Tremor is currently low.
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Mon, 5 May 2014, 21:55
Weak strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Sporadic small explosions continue at the New SE crater sometimes with pyroclastic material ejected outside the crater. ...more
Fri, 2 May 2014, 22:17
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
A seismo-volcanic event occurred this night at 23:00 (local time) most probably from the Bocca Nuova crater. It wasn't visible on webcams but only on the seismic tremor and infrasound signals.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 10:09
Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Montagnola thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Occasional weak explosions continue at the New SE crater: two very small events were observed today at 03:45 and 04:05 (local time).
Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Sat, 19 Apr 2014, 07:13
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 09:40
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
A small event this morning at 08:09 (local time) from the New SE crater produced a reddish-brown ash plume generated by partial collapse on the eastern flank of the cone
Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 08:18
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
After a few days of bad weather that have prevented detailed observations, it seems that all is quiet again. ...more
Wed, 2 Apr 2014, 10:45
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: weak strombolian activity occurs at the NSEC and renewed small lava effusion from a fissure vent at the eastern base of the cone. ...more
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