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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 updates and eruption news:

Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS DECREASED OBS VA DTG: 26/1800Z

Saturday Jan 26, 2019 18:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 18:10 UTC, 26/01/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190126/1800Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/07
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS DECREASED
OBS VA DTG: 26/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE IMAGERY IN SPITE GODD
VISIBILITY WIND FL100/200 360/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/0000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/1200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY.
SOME VOLCANIC ASH POSSIBLE IN THE DIRECT VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Previous news
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Aerial view of Etna on 22 Jan 2019 showing the ash plume from the NE crater, view from the west
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
The volcano continues to be restless, although it has been calming down overall during the past weeks. Small earthquakes, although less in numbers and size (rarely exceeding magnitude 2) continue to occur in clusters under the western, southern and eastern flanks. ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 23 Jan 2019
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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