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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: LAVA FLOW ONGOING OBS VA DTG: 29/0800Z

Wednesday Mar 29, 2017 09:00 AM |

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

FVXX01 at 08:48 UTC, 29/03/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170329/0845Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/28
INFO SOURCE: AIREP, SAT, INGV
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: YELLOW
ERUPTION DETAILS: LAVA FLOW ONGOING
OBS VA DTG: 29/0800Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY. WINDS FL100 040/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1400Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/2000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. VOLCANIC CLOUD OF FEABLE INTENSITY REP BTW
FL100 AND FL140 AT 29/0800Z
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Friday, Mar 24, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
A steam ring  from New SE crater drifts in the sky against a large ash plume (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
On Saturday late in the morning the explosive activity from the SE crater stopped. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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]

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