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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 decreases

Tue, 17 Jun 2014, 06:59
06:59 AM | BY: T
The lava flows from Etna's New SE crater seen on the thermal webcam on Monte Cagliato (INGV Catania) this morning
The lava flows from Etna's New SE crater seen on the thermal webcam on Monte Cagliato (INGV Catania) this morning
Current tremor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Activity continues with little changes, at fluctuating and overall slowly decreasing intensity, reflected also by the tremor signal. Last evening, liquid lava spattering from the central vent of the New SE crater occurred at rapid succession reaching heights of 50-150 m and often throwing incandescent material to the upper outer flanks of the cone.
Lava flows continued to descend through the channel on the eastern side of the cone and spread into several channels on the upper half of the Valle del Bove wall, but not extending beyond the fronts emplaced during yesterday night.
The situation this morning is similar, but the spattering at the summit has decreased.
Previous news
Mon, 16 Jun 2014, 14:49
Etna's lava flows this morning (photo: Marco Fulle)
Lava effusion and pulsating low lava fountains continued from the New SE crater throughout the night and today. Tremor remains at fluctuating elevated levels but with a now slightly decreasing trend. The lava flows have descended the western slope into the Valle del Bove where they spread into several broad fronts. ... read all
Sun, 15 Jun 2014, 15:52
Eruption at Etna's New SE crater
A violent phase of explosive / effusive activity began over night. Strombolian activity at the New SE crater and volcanic tremor started to increase last evening. This increase continued throughout the night and this morning,- great luck for those on our current tour to Stromboli - Vulcano and Etna. ... read all
Fri, 13 Jun 2014, 20:53
Strombolian explosion at Etna's NSEC this evening (Radiostudio7 webcam)
No changes in activity have occurred. Sporadic small strombolian explosions continue from the summit crater of the New SE crater. Tremor is low. ... read all
Tue, 10 Jun 2014, 12:14
Strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC  seen from Catania
Mild strombolian activity is still continuing at the New SE crater. ... read all
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

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