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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), 2014-18, 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 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-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)

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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, 29 Jan 2019, 13:43
Ash emissions from Etna this morning from Bocca Nuova visible in backgroun, with the SE crater in front (image: LAVE webcam)
The activity at the volcano continues with pulsating, often strong ash emissions from the NE and Bocca Nuova craters at intervals of few minutes. ...more [read all]
Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 18:15
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 10:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 20:37
Aerial view of Etna on 22 Jan 2019 showing the ash plume from the NE crater, view from the west
The volcano continues to be restless, although it has been calming down overall during the past weeks. Small earthquakes, although less in numbers and size (rarely exceeding magnitude 2) continue to occur in clusters under the western, southern and eastern flanks. ...more
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 18:00
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 23 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 10:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 13:30
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 22 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 9 Jan 2019, 08:51
Seismic signal of this night's quake under Etna (image: INGV Catania)
The volcano remains restless in form of earthquakes. A magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 2 km depth beneath the northeastern rift zone occurred early this morning at 00:50 am. ...more [read all]
Mon, 7 Jan 2019, 10:53
Ash emissions from Etna volcano yesterday (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
After several days of bad, unusually cold weather (and heavy snowfalls on the upper flanks), Etna has again been visible in its splendor since yesterday morning. ...more [read all]
Fri, 4 Jan 2019, 09:39
Recent earthquakes under Mt Etna volcano
The volcano continues to show signs of unrest. A swarm of shallow small earthquakes has been occurring under the SW flank during the past days and seems to be increasing. ...more [read all]
Wed, 2 Jan 2019, 11:44
Maps showing the displacements during the 24-26 Dec eruption and seismic crisis (image: CNR)
Italian scientists have analyzed satellite data from the Italian Cosmo-SkyMed and the European Sentinel satellites, which passed over Etna both before and after the short, but intense flank eruption that began on 24 December 2018 and the seismic crisis that accompanied this event and culminated in the 4.8 magnitude early on 26 Dec with an epicenter near the villages Viagrande, Trecastagni and Fleri on the southeastern side of Etna. ...more [read all]

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