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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: STROMBOLIAN ERUPTION ONGOING.

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 23:45 PM |

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 15 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 15 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 23:32 UTC, 15/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170316/2330Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/09
INFO SOURCE: INGV, SAT DATA, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STROMBOLIAN ERUPTION ONGOING.
OBS VA DTG: 16/2330Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N3730 E01320 - N3835 E01400 - N3830 E01620 -
N3650 E01540 - N3730 E01320 MOV W 05KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/1800Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. FEEBLE VA EMISSIONS NEAR VOLCANO.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170317/0600Z
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Previous news
Strombolian activity and lava flow view from Montagnola (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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. ... [more]
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]

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