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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: restless (2 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: ERUPTION IS DECREASING OBS VA DTG: 21/1800Z

Thursday Feb 21, 2019 18:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Etna volcano on 21 Feb 2019
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 21 Feb 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 17:56 UTC, 21/02/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190221/1800Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/38
INFO SOURCE: SAT DATA, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION IS DECREASING
OBS VA DTG: 21/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3740 E01500 - N3630 E01505 - N3645 E01420 -
N3730 E01435 - N3740 E01500 MOV SE 05KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/0000Z SFC/FL100 N3740 E01500 - N3655 E01600 -
N3600 E01455 - N3740 E01500
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/1200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190222/0000Z
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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
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Satellite image of Etna volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
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