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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: ERUPTION STILL ONGOING OBS VA DTG: 20/1200Z

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 12:00 PM | BY: VN

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

FVXX01 at 11:50 UTC, 20/02/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190220/1200Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/32
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAMS, SATELLITE DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION STILL ONGOING
OBS VA DTG: 20/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 N3750 E01500 - N3745 E01505 - N3705 E01500 -
N3720 E01430 - N3750 E01500 MOV S 05KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/1800Z SFC/FL160 N3750 E01500 - N3650 E01500 -
N3705 E01435 - N3750 E01500
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/0000Z SFC/FL160 N3750 E01505 - N3630 E01500 -
N3655 E01425 - N3750 E01505
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 21/0600Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH IN THE VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190220/1800Z
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Previous news
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Feb 2019
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Etna erupting ash from NE crater as seen last evening from Lipari (!) during extremely clear weather (image: Emanuela Carone / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
For more than a month, sometimes intense ash emissions have been taking place from the NE crater and, to lesser extent, from Bocca Nuova. ... [more]
 

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