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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-day walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with our expert volcanologist)

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Most recommended:
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 STILL OBSERVED AT SUMMIT NO ASH CLOUD PRODUCED

Tuesday Dec 17, 2019 16:45 PM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 16:33 UTC, 17/12/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191217/1620Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/84
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS STILL OBSERVED AT SUMMIT NO
ASH CLOUD PRODUCED
OBS VA DTG: 17/1600Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE IMAGERY WIND FL100/180
180/30KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/2200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/0400Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/1000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
Strombolian explosion at Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
The activity at the volcano continues with little variation: mild to moderate strombolian explosions are occurring at the New SE crater's summit vent. read all
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
Etna volcano with strombolian activity at the Voragine (l) and New SE crater (r) this morning (image: INGV webcam)
Activity at the volcano has increased during the past 24 hours. Mild to moderate strombolian activity resumed at the New SE crater's summit vent and has been intensifying. ... read all
 

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