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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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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: Some impressions from the new lava flow on Etna's SW side

Monday Feb 02, 2015 01:25 AM | BY: T

Etna's SE crater with strombolian activity and the lava flow (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Etna's SE crater with strombolian activity and the lava flow (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The new lava flow reaching approx. 2000 m elevation (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The new lava flow reaching approx. 2000 m elevation (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Steam ring from Etna's SE crater (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Steam ring from Etna's SE crater (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Previous news
The new lava flow on Etna's SW side seen from Catania (photo: Emanuele Zuccarello / Etna Walk)
Sunday, Feb 01, 2015
More details start to emerge about the new eruptive phase. Strombolian activity from the SE crater accompanies important lava effusion, feeding an impressive lava flow. ... [more]
Etna seen from Paternó on the SSW flank
Sunday, Feb 01, 2015
The new eruptive phase continues. Dense cloud cover has prevented detailed observations, but from occasional clearings and other observations, it seems that the intense strombolian eruptions are going on from a vent between the old and New SE crater, feeding a lava flow, at least 2.5 km long onto the southwestern slope. ... [more]
Current tremor signal (ESLNZ station, INGV Catania)
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015
After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: Seismic tremor started to rise steeply this morning about 6:00 (local time). At the moment it is still elevated with an overall increasing tendency. ... [more]
Dilute ash emissions from Etna's NE crater on 15 Jan 2015 (Etnatrekking webcam Linguaglossa)
Friday, Jan 16, 2015
Unrest continues at the summit craters. After strombolian activity from the Central Crater (Voragine) had ceased around 13 Jan, weak ash emissions occurred from the North-East crater yesterday. ... [more]
Ash emissions from Voragine Crater (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Sunday, Jan 11, 2015
Explosions and ash emissions of moderate intensity continue from the Voragine crater. ... [more]

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