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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: STROMBOLIAN ERUPTION ONGOING OBS VA DTG: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 08:30 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 08:21 UTC, 15/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170315/0757Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/06
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STROMBOLIAN ERUPTION ONGOING
OBS VA DTG: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA
OBS VA CLD: 15/0700Z
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/1300Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1900Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/0100Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. VA NOT DETECTABLE IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170315/1300Z
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Previous news
Ash emission on the 3rd of March from the SE crater (image: Boris Behncke / Twitter)
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
After only a few hours since the last eruption stopped, some sporadic weak ash emissions resumed from the new vent of the SE crater. ... [more]
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]

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