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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): ash emissions from NE crater

Thursday Aug 15, 2019 17:06 PM | BY: T

Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning (image: guidetna.it webcam)
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning (image: guidetna.it webcam)
Ash emissions occurred this morning from the northeast crater. It seems that the ash, brownish in color, was cold and composed of older material, likely from internal collapses in the crater (a portion of the crater rim had collapsed a few days ago).
There is currently no eruptive activity at the volcano involving fresh lava and monitoring signals do not suggest an immediate change likely; only a weak thermal anomaly continues to be present from the southeast crater complex.
Of course, this can change very quickly, particularly at a volcano as active as Etna.
Previous news
Satellite image of Etna volcano today
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
The summit area of the volcano has been reopened for excursions with authorized mountain guides today. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 27 Jul 2019
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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