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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 update: New lava flow and strombolian activity at SEC

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 14:46 PM | BY: EMANUELA

Strombolian activity and lava flow view from Montagnola (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Strombolian activity and lava flow view from Montagnola (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Thermal image of the eruption ( INGV Montagnola thermal webcam)
Thermal image of the eruption ( INGV Montagnola thermal webcam)
The weak strombolian activity started a few days ago has slowly increased until this morning when suddenly the tremor steeply rose. This signaled the arrival of more and stronger explosions at the new vent located between the "old" and "new" SE crater.

The pyroclastic material ejected over the vent has generated a rheomorphic lava flow that has reached the base of the cone. The current pattern is very similar to the last episode which occurred about 15 days ago.

At the moment due to bad weather conditions, the ongoing activity can not be observed but tremor remains stable at slightly elevated levels.
Previous news
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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