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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), 2014-18, 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: LAVA FLOW STILL MOVING OBS VA DTG: 21/0800Z

Tuesday Mar 21, 2017 08:30 AM |

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

FVXX01 at 08:21 UTC, 21/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170321/0800Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/26
INFO SOURCE: AIREP - SAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: YELLOW
ERUPTION DETAILS: LAVA FLOW STILL MOVING
OBS VA DTG: 21/0800Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT WIND FL100/180 045/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/1400Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/2000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT IN SPITE OF
GOOD VISIBILITY. AIREP REPORTED ASH CLD OF FEABLE INTENSITY TOP FL
150 20NM IN EXTENSION TO WNW OF THE VOLCANO
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news

Monday, Mar 20, 2017
Towards the end of the second eruption of Etna in 2017 (15-20 March), an unusual phenomenon occurred: the lower lava flow, originating from the 2900 m fissure vent at the base of the SE crater and descending into the Valle del Bove from its western rim at 2500 m elevation, produced a series of small to moderate pyroclastic flows, associated with dense ash plumes. ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Mar 2017
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]
 

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