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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), 2014-18, 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: STARDTED AT 20181224/1115Z OBS VA DTG: 25/0300Z

Tuesday Dec 25, 2018 03:00 AM |

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

FVXX01 at 02:51 UTC, 25/12/18 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181225/0300Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/08
INFO SOURCE: INGV, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: STARDTED AT 20181224/1115Z
OBS VA DTG: 25/0300Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N3600 E02355 - N3425 E02315 - N3425 E02455 -
N3610 E02525 - N3600 E02355
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 25/0900Z SFC/FL180 N3600 E02825 - N3430 E02745 -
N3430 E02925 - N3555 E02945 - N3600 E02825
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/1500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/2100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ERUTION HAS STOPPED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181225/0900Z
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Previous news

Monday, Dec 24, 2018
Our Etna specialist Emanuela climbed Etna earlier today, witnessing the onset of the new flank eruption in the upper Valle del Bove. ... [more]
Eruption of new lava flow from Etna this afternoon (image: LAVE webcam)
Monday, Dec 24, 2018
The following video shows the beginning of Etna volcano's new flank eruption, starting around noon on 24 Dec 2018: a series of quakes accompanies the progressive opening of several fractures, accompanied by strong ash emission, on and below the SE crater. ... [more]
The new lava flow at Etna (image: LAVE webcam)
Monday, Dec 24, 2018
Beginning of darkness makes it easier to see what is going on: a flank eruption in from the a new effusive vent in the upper western headwall of the Valle del Bove, SE of the SE crater. ... [more]
Today's Aqua satellite image of Etna volcano
Monday, Dec 24, 2018
The strong ash emissions can also be seen on satellite images - impressive! [more]
Location of the magnitude 4 quake earlier today under Etna volcano
Monday, Dec 24, 2018
Seismic activity at Etna is significant. The largest quake today so far has been a magnitude 4 quake at 2 km depth, at 13:09 local time, and widely felt around in the area. ... [more]

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