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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: STROMBOLIAN EXPLOSIONS SINCE 1000Z OBS VA DTG: 19/1000Z

Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 10:30 AM |

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

FVXX01 at 10:24 UTC, 19/04/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170419/1000Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/30
INFO SOURCE: VONA, WEBCAM, SAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STROMBOLIAN EXPLOSIONS SINCE 1000Z
OBS VA DTG: 19/1000Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SAT DATA. WIND FL100 270/40KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/1600Z VA NOT EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/2200Z VA NOT EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/0400Z VA NOT EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILIY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES.
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Previous news
Etna's lava flow this morning (Radiostudio 7 webcam from Montagnola)
Friday, Apr 14, 2017
After 48 hours of pause since the previous, short-lived eruptive episode, a new effusive eruptive phase began last evening, involving 3 vents. ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 13 Apr 2017
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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