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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: ERUPTION IS DECREASING OBS VA DTG: 21/0000Z

Thursday Feb 21, 2019 00:00 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 20 Feb 2019
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 20 Feb 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 23:46 UTC, 20/02/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190221/0000Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/34
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAMS, SATELLITE DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION IS DECREASING
OBS VA DTG: 21/0000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3755 E01510 - N3745 E01525 - N3645 E01510 -
N3650 E01445 - N3755 E01510
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 21/1800Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO MORE ASH DETECTED BY SAT DATA, BUT STILL POSSIBLE IN THE
VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Satellite image of Etna volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
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Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Feb 2019
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
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