Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
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)
Etna webcams / live data | Reports
Etna volcano videos
Etna volcano books | Tours
| Places to stay
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Etna volcano tours
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
Etna Trekking Tour (private and group tours to Etna volcano with a mountain guide)
Etna Volcano Special (volcano expedition to see Mt. Etna volcano' eruption)
Etna Discovery (8-days hiking & study tour on Mt. Etna volcano, Italy)
From Stromboli to Etna (9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Most recommended:
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

more on Etna volcano...



 

Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano update: Strong strombolian activity from SE crater and lava flow

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 19:55 PM | EC

Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
After a few months of showing a little activity yesterday Etna erupted again.
At around 18:00 the volcanic tremor sharply increased, signaling the start of large strombolian activity from a new vent that has opened between the old and new cone of the After about half an hour a small lava flow started from this new vent.
The direction of the lava flow is towards the southwest and at 11:00 this morning it had flowed down slowly to an elevation of about 2850m ASL.

Ash fall has been reported from villages to the E/NE (Linguaglossa, Zafferana etc). The webcams show that strombolian explosions are still occuring, the lava flow also appears not to have stopped and the tremor remains high.
Some pictures taken during the night:
Previous news
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 27 Feb 2017
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.