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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: STROMBOLIANS EXPLOSIONS OCCUR BUT NO SIGNIFIANT ASH EMISSION IS DETECTED.

Thursday Apr 13, 2017 21:00 PM |

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 13 Apr 2017
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 13 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 20:56 UTC, 13/04/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170413/2100Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/29
INFO SOURCE: VONA, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STROMBOLIANS EXPLOSIONS OCCUR BUT NO SIGNIFIANT
ASH EMISSION IS DETECTED.
OBS VA DTG: 13/2030Z
OBS VA CLD: NO VA IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY.WINDS FL100 300/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/1500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Previous news
Etna's lava flow on 7 April 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017
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] ... [more]

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]

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