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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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Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
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Etna Discovery (8-days hiking & study tour on Mt. Etna volcano, Italy)
From Stromboli to Etna (9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)

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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: DARK PLUME OBSERVED OVER THE VOLCANO OBS VA DTG: 30/1200Z

Monday Sep 30, 2019 12:15 PM | BY: VN

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

FVXX01 at 12:07 UTC, 30/09/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190930/1200Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/63
INFO SOURCE: AIREP,WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DARK PLUME OBSERVED OVER THE VOLCANO
OBS VA DTG: 30/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/150
320/05KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/1800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/0000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/0600Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME ASH EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO BELOW FL150
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Previous news
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Sep 09, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Etna volcano this morning (image: guidetna.it webcam)
Monday, Aug 26, 2019
The volcano observatory (INGV Catania) announced that the intermittent ash emissions from the NE crater, which had been occurring at fluctuating intensity during the past few days ceased yesterday morning. No new emissions were observed after 08:38 local time. ... [more]
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning (image: guidetna.it webcam)
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
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). ... [more]
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]

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