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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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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: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED OBS VA DTG: 19/0900Z

Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 10:00
10:00 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 09:50 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/0927Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/50
INFO SOURCE: INGV VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED
OBS VA DTG: 19/0900Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3815 E01450 - N3750 E01555 - N3700 E01525 -
N3730 E01435 - N3815 E01450 MOV SE 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/1500Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/2100Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/0300Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH ABOVE THE VOLCANO SUMMIT OBSERVED BY INGV.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190719/1045Z
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Previous news
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 14:12
Ash emission from Etna's Voragine summit crater this afternoon (image: INGV Catania)
The volcano observatory (INGV Catania) reported that after a pause in explosive activity from its summit crater, weak intermittent ash emissions have resumed this morning. read all
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 10:14
Ash emissions from Etna's Voragine on 13 June evening (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
After the recent, short-lived subterminal eruption ended last week, the volcano remains restless. ... read all
 

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