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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-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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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano update: Weak Strombolian activity resumed at SE crater

Sunday Mar 05, 2017 15:01 PM | BY: EMANUELA

Ash emission on the 3rd of March from the SE crater (image: Boris Behncke / Twitter)
Ash emission on the 3rd of March from the SE crater (image: Boris Behncke / Twitter)
After only a few hours since the last eruption stopped, some sporadic weak ash emissions resumed from the new vent of the SE crater.
Today bad weather prevented detailed observations but during brief moments of visibility it was possible to observe that the weak strombolian activity is still ongoing.
Seismic tremor remains low.
Previous news
Ash plume from Etna this evening (image: etna-guide webcam)
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
The first significant eruption of Etna in 2017 ended during last night. What could be called a "subdued" paroxysm from the New SE crater consisted of near-continuous strong strombolian bursts from the saddle vent at the SE crater complex with the effusion of a lava flow that spread at the southern feet of the cone. ... [more]
Strmbolian activity and lava flow from Etna's SE crater Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
After a few months of showing a little activity yesterday Etna erupted again. ... [more]
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]

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