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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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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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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:

Etna volcano update: Activity continues at the New SE crater

Tue, 10 Jun 2014, 12:14
12:14 PM | EC
Strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC  seen from Catania
Strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC seen from Catania
Seismic signal this morning  at ECPN station ( by courtesy of INGV-OE Catania)
Seismic signal this morning at ECPN station ( by courtesy of INGV-OE Catania)
Mild strombolian activity is still continuing at the New SE crater.
A short sequence of more energetic seismo-volcanic events occurred this morning most probably at Bocca Nuova crater.
It wasn't visible on webcams but only on the seismic signal.
Tremor is currently low.
Previous news
Sun, 8 Jun 2014, 16:57
Partial collapse on the eastern flank of the New SE crater ((Radiostudio7 webcam)
Glow and ash emissions continue to be observed at the summit vent of the New SE crater. The intensity of this still weak activity slowly increased this morning with 5-10 small explosions per hour. read all
Sat, 7 Jun 2014, 08:25
Strombolian explosion at Etna's NSEC past night (Radiostudio7 webcam)
No particular changes have occurred recently. Very sporadic and weak strombolian explosions continue at the summit vent of the New SE crater. Bocca Nuova also continues to produce sporadic ash emissions. ... read all
Sun, 1 Jun 2014, 10:40
Weak (but among the strongest during past night) strombolian activity at the New SE crater
Activity has decreased. No new ash emissions from the Bocca Nuova could be noticed on webcam images and the strombolian activity at the New SE crater, although still present, has weakened and become much more sporadic as well. ... read all
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... ... read all
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. ... read all
 

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