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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 updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano update: New images of lava flow, but activity decreases

Sunday Apr 09, 2017 17:55 PM | BY: T

Etna's lava flow on 7 April 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
Etna's lava flow on 7 April 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
The lava flow effusion seems to have decreased strongly or stopped over night. Dough and Emanuela who climbed the area of the vent yesterday afternoon were lucky to still see beautiful activity with lava flowing inside the main channel near the vent. [link to photos]
In its upper portion below the effusive vent at about 2900 m elevation at the southern base of the SE crater complex, the lava flow was entirely underground inside a tube, but exited at a so-called ephemeral vent a few 100 m downslope into an open channel feeding an active 'a'a-type lava flow.
Further downslope, small lava fronts high on Etna's southwestern flank have also been seen by other observers. However, it seems that for now, Etna's most recent eruptive phase might have ended; for how long Etna will remain calm is a matter of guessing.
Previous news

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
As long as the current effusive eruption at Etna volcano continues and its spectacular lava flows remain reasonably accessible, we offer you the chance to come and see it with us in a private tour for individuals or small groups! ... [more]
Etna's lava flow on 30 March 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017
The effusive eruption from the new fissure vent at the southern base of the SE crater complex continues into its 3rd week of activity with little changes since it started early on 16 March. ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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