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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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Etna volcano updates and eruption news:

Etna volcano (Italy): continuing strombolian activity from Voragine summit crater, intra-crater lava flow

Sunday Feb 09, 2020 18:47 PM | BY: T

Strombolian activity and intra-crater lava flow from Etna's Voragine (image: M Rietze)
Strombolian activity and intra-crater lava flow from Etna's Voragine (image: M Rietze)
Explosive-effusive activity continues from the new cinder cone vent in the Voragine summit crater.
Our friend Martin Rietze visited the volcano during the past days and observed: "... ongoing activity from the new Voragine crater, producing a lava flow into Bocca Nova crater depression. Nearly permanent strombolian activity with sometimes (all 20min roughly) bigger explosions, accompanied by shock waves and up to 300m high, maybe more."
Previous news
Strombolian eruption from Etna's Voragine yesterday evening (image: Francesco Tomarchio / facebook)
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020
Mild to moderate summit activity continues at the volcano. In particular, the strombolian activity from the intra-crater cone inside the Voragine (Central) summit crater, has resumed during the past days and sometimes produces impressive fireworks of incandescent lava being thrown much higher than the crater rim. ... [more]
Strombolian explosion at Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
The activity at the volcano continues with little variation: mild to moderate strombolian explosions are occurring at the New SE crater's summit vent. ... [more]

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