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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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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 (Italy) eruption update: eruption is probably ending

Monday Jun 03, 2019 18:21 PM | BY: T

Thermal image of Etna's SE crater showing no signs of still active lava effusion (image: INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's SE crater showing no signs of still active lava effusion (image: INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's SE crater seen from the east yesterday showing the active flow on the southern side (image: INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's SE crater seen from the east yesterday showing the active flow on the southern side (image: INGV Catania)
The recent sub-terminal eruption of Etna, which started early on 30 May, is probably ending or has ended already. During the past 24 hours, lava emission gradually decreased.
While the southeastern lava flow was still active this morning, lava effusion appears now to have ceased or at least decreased to a fraction of its initial output. The lava flow on the NE side already stopped yesterday.
Previous news
The active lava flows on Etna volcano seen last evening from the east side (image: Boris Behncke / facebook)
Friday, May 31, 2019
The eruption which began in the early hours of 30 May 2019 from new fissure vents on both the NE and SE sides of the New Southeast Crater continues with little change. ... [more]
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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