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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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Etna Discovery (8-days hiking & study tour on Mt. Etna volcano, Italy)
From Stromboli to Etna (9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)

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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: NO VOLCANIC ASH EMISSION IS DETECTED OBS VA DTG: 23/1800Z

Wednesday Jan 23, 2019 18:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 23 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 23 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 17:50 UTC, 23/01/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190123/1744Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/04
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: NO VOLCANIC ASH EMISSION IS DETECTED
OBS VA DTG: 23/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATAWIND FL100/180
270/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/0000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/1200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 22 Jan 2019
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Seismic signal of this night's quake under Etna (image: INGV Catania)
Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019
The volcano remains restless in form of earthquakes. A magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 2 km depth beneath the northeastern rift zone occurred early this morning at 00:50 am. ... [more]
Ash emissions from Etna volcano yesterday (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
Monday, Jan 07, 2019
After several days of bad, unusually cold weather (and heavy snowfalls on the upper flanks), Etna has again been visible in its splendor since yesterday morning. ... [more]
Recent earthquakes under Mt Etna volcano
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
The volcano continues to show signs of unrest. A swarm of shallow small earthquakes has been occurring under the SW flank during the past days and seems to be increasing. ... [more]
 

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