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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: ERUPTION ONGOING WITH LOW ACTIVITY OBS VA DTG: 18/1700Z

Saturday Mar 18, 2017 17:00 PM |

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 16:47 UTC, 18/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170318/1700Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/24
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAM, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION ONGOING WITH LOW ACTIVITY
OBS VA DTG: 18/1700Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA. WIND FL100/150 330/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/0500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/1100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. THIN STEAM PLUME EXTENDS SE OF VOLCANO
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170318/2300Z
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Previous news
Etna's lava flows descending into Valle del Bove; strombolian activity from the New SE cone (c) and strong glow from Voragine summit crater (r) (image: Osservatorio Meteorologico Nunziata webcam, view from E)
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017
The explosive-effusive eruption continues strongly. Several well-alimented lava flows are descending into the Valle del Bove from elevations between 2500-2700 m at the rim. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 17, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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