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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: Volcano remains calm, image of summit craters filled with lava

Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 14:20
14:20 PM | BY: T
Panorama over Etna's ummit craters (l: Bocca Nuova, c: Voragine; r: NE crater) taken on 3 June from the southern rim of Voragine (image: B. Behncke)
Panorama over Etna's ummit craters (l: Bocca Nuova, c: Voragine; r: NE crater) taken on 3 June from the southern rim of Voragine (image: B. Behncke)
Etna has remained calm at the surface since the most recent eruptive phase (violent strombolian activity from the NE and Voragine summit craters) ended on 26 May.
The attached picture, taken on 3 June by volcanologist Boris Behncke (INGV Catania), shows significant changes of the summit region in the past weeks, in particular the near-complete filling of the Bocca Nuova and Voragine craters with lava and the partial collapses on the older NE crater.
Previous news
Fri, 27 May 2016, 07:45
Strombolian activity from Etna's Voragine on Wednesday
The violent strombolian activity from the Voragine summit crater continued all though Wednesday (25 May) and the following night, but gradually decreased and ceased yesterday. At the moment, no significant eruptive activity is going on. ... read all
Tue, 24 May 2016, 19:57
Lava fountaining from Etna's Voragine
The 4th episode of lava fountaining has started at the Voragine summit crater. read all
Mon, 23 May 2016, 21:31
Strombolian activity at the Voragine Crater (Osservatorio Meteorologico Nunziata webcam)
Starting from 21:00 this evening weak Strombolian activity has again started from the Voragine crater together with some ash emission. read all
Mon, 23 May 2016, 09:33
Ash emission from New SE crater this morning
Contrary to what it might have looked like, the volcano's activity from last night did not continue to increase, but quieted down for now. read all
Sun, 22 May 2016, 22:29
Strombolian activity at the NE crater this evening
Yet another paroxysm could be under way from the summit craters: after a calm day, strong strombolian eruptions have started a few hours ago from the NE crater. Along with the volcanic tremor signal which is rising again, the activity has been gradually increasing. ... read all
 

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