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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: LAVA EMISSION AND FEEBLE SISMIC ACTIVITY ONGOING.

Thursday Mar 16, 2017 12:00 PM |

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

FVXX01 at 11:46 UTC, 16/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170316/1200Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/12
INFO SOURCE: SATELLITE IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: LAVA EMISSION AND FEEBLE SISMIC ACTIVITY ONGOING.
THIN ASH PLUME STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE VOLCANO.
OBS VA DTG: 16/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N3720 E01115 - N3615 E01120 - N3630 E01240 -
N3725 E01230 - N3720 E01115 - N3720 E01115 MOV SW 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/1800Z
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0000Z
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/0600Z
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH.THIN ASH CLOUD IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT
DATAOVER THE SEA WITH VOLCANIC ASH CONCENTRATION DECREASING
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Previous news
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 15 Mar 2017
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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