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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: ERUPTION STARTED BEFORE 0450Z OBS VA DTG: 11/1200Z

Friday Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM | BY: VN

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

FVXX01 at 11:57 UTC, 11/10/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191011/1150Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/71
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION STARTED BEFORE 0450Z
OBS VA DTG: 11/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/180
340/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 11/1800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/0000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/0600Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO CLOUD MASK. PLUME BELOW
FL140 MAINLY COMPOSED OF STEAM, ESTIMATED 30NM SOUTH OF THE VOLCANO
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20191011/1800Z
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Previous news
Ash puff from Etna's Central Crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
Saturday, Oct 05, 2019
Activity at the volcano's summit continues with little changes: the new intra-crater cone inside Voragina (Central Crater) produces strombolian explosions with ejections of lava bombs and small ash puffs occasionally seen on the webcam. ... [more]

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