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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: ASH EMISSION OCCURS FROM THE SUMMIT OBS VA DTG: 30/1100Z

Thursday May 30, 2019 11:30 AM | BY: VN

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

FVXX01 at 11:21 UTC, 30/05/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190530/1057Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/44
INFO SOURCE: INGV VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ASH EMISSION OCCURS FROM THE SUMMIT
OBS VA DTG: 30/1100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N3745 E01500 - N3800 E01535 - N3750 E01540 -
N3745 E01500 MOV ENE 40KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/1700Z SFC/FL130 N3745 E01500 - N3845 E01730 -
N3820 E01740 - N3745 E01500
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 31/0500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ASH EMISSION BETWEEN 3500 AND 4000M
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190530/1500Z
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Previous news
Lava flow from Etna volcano's New SE crater this morning (image: Boris Behcke / facebook)
Thursday, May 30, 2019
A new eruption started overnight: around 3 am local time, a small effusive fissure opened on the south-south-eastern base of the New SE crater and generated a small lava flow which is still active now. ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 30 May 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 21 Feb 2019
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
 

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