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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: GREY CLOUD OF ASH AND VAPOR GROWING ABOVE VOLCANO SUMMIT

Friday Mar 17, 2017 23:15 PM |

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

FVXX01 at 23:08 UTC, 17/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170317/2300Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/21
INFO SOURCE: SAT DATA,WEBCAM,INGV
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: GREY CLOUD OF ASH AND VAPOR GROWING ABOVE VOLCANO
SUMMIT
OBS VA DTG: 18/2300Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 N3854 E1504-N3703 E1615-N3600 E1602-N3754
E1430-N3854 E1504
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/0600Z SFC/FL160 N3843 E1451-N3642 E1832-N3502
E1615-N3751 E1419-N3843 E1451
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/1800Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH PLUME IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATHER THAN 20170318/0500Z
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Previous news
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 17 Mar 2017
Friday, Mar 17, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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