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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), 2014-18, 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: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED OBS VA DTG: 14/1100Z

Thursday Feb 14, 2019 11:30 AM | BY: VN

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

FVXX01 at 11:18 UTC, 14/02/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190214/1115Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/17
INFO SOURCE: WEBCAM, INGV, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED
OBS VA DTG: 14/1100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N3805 E01445 - N3610 E01355 - N3650 E01615 -
N3805 E01445 MOV S 30 KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/1700Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/2300Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/0500Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SOME ASH IN THE VICINITY OF THE SUMMIT
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190214/1230Z
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Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
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Saturday, Feb 09, 2019
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Friday, Feb 08, 2019
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Ash emissions from Etna this morning from Bocca Nuova visible in backgroun, with the SE crater in front (image: LAVE webcam)
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
The activity at the volcano continues with pulsating, often strong ash emissions from the NE and Bocca Nuova craters at intervals of few minutes. ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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