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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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-ongoing(f)
 
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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: SMALL STOMBOLIAN EXPLOSIONS SINCE 1745Z OBS VA DTG: 27/1900Z

Monday Feb 27, 2017 19:15 PM |

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 27 Feb 2017
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 27 Feb 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 19:09 UTC, 27/02/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170227/1900Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/02
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: SMALL STOMBOLIAN EXPLOSIONS SINCE 1745Z
OBS VA DTG: 27/1900Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/160
070/10KT FL180 005/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/0100Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/0700Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/1300Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY IN
SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY. THIN PLUME OVER THE VOLCANO MAINLY COMPOSED
OF STEAM. SOME POSSIBLE VOLCANIC ASH BELOW FL180 AT THE VICINITY OF
THE VOLCANO.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170227/2000Z
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Previous news
Strombolian activity at Etna's SE crater and glow from Voragine (image: Alessandro Lo Piccolo / facebook)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
The volcano remains restless with little changes in activity during the past weeks. ... [more]
Friday, Feb 03, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Strombolian eruption at Etna's saddle vent this morning (image: Boris Behncke / flickr)
Friday, Jan 27, 2017
The strombolian activity from the saddle vent between the old and new SE crater continues. [more]
Ash emissions from Etna's SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
A long period of bad weather conditions prevented direct observation of Etna's summit over the past weeks. Nonetheless during brief moments of visibility a faint glow from the Voragine could be observed, together with discontinuous ash emissions from the South East Crater. ... [more]
Ash emissions from Etna's SE crater on 25 Dec 2016 (image: Boris Behncke / @etnaboris / twitter)
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
Small ash emission continue to occur sporadically from the "saddle vent" at the volcano's SE crater. [more]

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