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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 updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano update: Opening of a new vent at E base of North-East Crater

Friday Jul 25, 2014 23:41 PM | EC

Thermal image of the effusive vents at the base of the NE crater with the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the effusive vents at the base of the NE crater with the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
The New SE crater with a steam ring (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
The New SE crater with a steam ring (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
A new vent opened yesterday morning at 11:14 local time.
It is located about 150-200 metres north of the two previous vents at the eastern base of the NE crater.
Its activity is characterized by small strombolian explosions while a lava flow continues to be weakly alimented from one of the two other vents
In the meantime sporadic emissions of hot gas sometimes associated with ash emissions continue from the New SE crater .
Previous news
Thermal image of Etna's active lava flows from the effusive vent at the base of the NE crater
Monday, Jul 14, 2014
No significant variations in activity have occurred during the past days. Small lava flows are being fed by the new fissure vent at the eastern base of the NE crater. At the vent, this activity is accompanied by spattering, sometimes resembling strombolian-type explosions with ejections up to approx. 100 m in height. ... [more]
Current tremor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Monday, Jul 07, 2014
The lava flow continues to advance slowly from the new fissure vent into the Valle del Leone. Tremor has been rising gradually overall, but is still low. ... [more]
Perfect steam ring from Mt Etna (photo copyright: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
A late addition from the last eruption at Mt. Etna volcano. [more]
Thermal image of the New SE crater (INGV webcam)
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
The latest eruptive episode at the New SE crater, which again grew a few meters during this time, is now over. The lava flow is no longer active and there are no (or only very weak and sporadic) explosions at the crater itself. Tremor has descended back to low levels. [more]
The lava flows from Etna's New SE crater this morning (photo: Marco Fulle)
Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
This morning, weak strombolian activity and lava effusion were still going on. Marco Fulle who is still on location took this picture of the scene complete with a rare steam ring. [more]

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