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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED OBS VA DTG: 19/2000Z

Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 20:45
20:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 19 Jul 2019
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 19 Jul 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 20:33 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/2025Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/52
INFO SOURCE: INGV, WEBCAM, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED
OBS VA DTG: 19/2000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3605 E01350 - N3850 E01350 - N3840 E01650 -
N3535 E01705 - N3605 E01350 MOV SE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/0200Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 20/0800Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/1400Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION OCCURS
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190719/2145Z
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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
 

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