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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-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 SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION IS DETECTED

Wednesday Apr 26, 2017 23:30 PM |

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Apr 2017
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 23:17 UTC, 26/04/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170426/2300Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/31
INFO SOURCE: VONA, WEBCAM, SAT DATA, INGV
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STROMBOLIANS EXPLOSIONS OCCUR BUT NO SIGNIFICANT
ASH EMISSION IS DETECTED
OBS VA DTG: 26/2230Z
OBS VA CLD: NO VA IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY, WINDS FL100 280/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/0500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/1100Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/1700Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Previous news
Etna's new lava flow from the SE cone seen on the thermal webcam of INGV Catania on Montagnola
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
After a pause of 4 days, a new (mainly effusive) eruptive episode started this morning around 11:30 local time. Accompanied by mild strombolian activity from the summit vent of the SE crater cone, a new lava flow began to descend on the southern flank of the SE crater complex. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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