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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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), 2014-18, 2018(f), 2019 (s)
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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The best place to stay near Mt Etna is no doubt the Corsaro hotel, located a few 100 m from the cable car station at La Sapienza cable car station on Etna South: Hotel Corsaro

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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION IS WEAKENING OBS VA DTG: 17/0530Z

Friday Mar 17, 2017 05:45 AM |

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 17 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 17 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX02 at 05:43 UTC, 17/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170317/0540Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/17
INFO SOURCE: WEBCAM, INGV, SATELLITE
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION IS WEAKENING
OBS VA DTG: 17/0530Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3750 E01455 - N3700 E01410 - N3645 E01435 -
N3750 E01455
FCST VA CLD + 6H: 17/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD + 12H: 17/1800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD + 18H: 18/0000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. SMALL PLUME WEAKENING.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170317/1200Z
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Previous news
Strombolian activity and lava flow at dawn (image: Boris Behncke / Flickr)
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
The strong strombolian activity from the SE crater continued all day yesterday and today. The lava flow from the summit vent has flowed on top of the lava flow from about 15 days ago and yesterday it had reached an altitude of 2800m. ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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