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Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 13:32
Strombolian activity from Etna's SE crater on Saturday night
Volcanic activity at continues with little changes during the past months. When observed over the last weekend during our recent our small group tour to Stromboli and Etna, we observed mild to moderate strombolian explosions at the New SE crater. ... Lees alle

Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)
Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)

Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03

 

Etna vulkaan

Complex stratovulkaan 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: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 23 Oct 2020 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Typical eruption style: Effusive (lavastromen) en mild explosief (strombolian) uitbarstingen. Zowel top en frequente flank uitbarstingen, de laatste lijken te worden die zich in clusters duurzame paar tot een paar tientallen jaren.
Etna vulkaanuitbarstingen: 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) Eruption from Mt Etna volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 (UTC)
24 Oct 3:04 am (GMT +2) (24 Oct 01:04:42 UTC)M 1.2 / 5.7 km4 km8 Km W Milo (CT), Italy
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 (UTC)
23 Oct 11:11 pm (GMT +2) (23 Oct 21:11:17 UTC)M 1.4 / 5 km4 km7 Km W Milo (CT), Italy
23 Oct 3:54 pm (GMT +2) (23 Oct 13:54:36 UTC)M 2.0 / 1.2 km1 km11 Km W Milo (CT), Italy
23 Oct 3:48 pm (GMT +2) (23 Oct 13:48:37 UTC)M 1.8 / 0.8 km0 km11 Km W Milo (CT), Italy
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 (UTC)
22 Oct 7:42 pm (GMT +2) (22 Oct 17:42:35 UTC)M 1.4 / 21.2 km11 km7 Km NE Adrano (CT), Italy
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Mt Etna on Sicily, locally called "Mongibello", is Europe's largest and most active volcano. Its frequent eruptions are often accompanied by large lava flows, but rarely pose danger to inhabited areas. Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic records of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years.

Background:

Mount Etna, towering above Catania, Sicily's second largest city, has one of the world's longest documented records of historical volcanism, dating back to 1500 BC. Historical lava flows cover much of the surface of this massive volcano, which makes it the highest and most voluminous in Italy. Ever since ancient times, the volcano seems to have been in near-constant activity. It is considered, after Kilauea on Hawaii, the second most active, i.e. productive volcano on earth.
Two styles of eruptive activity typically occur at Etna: (1) persistent explosive eruptions, sometimes with minor lava emissions, from one or more of the 4 prominent summit craters, the Bocca Nova, Voragine (the former Central Crater), NE Crater, and SE Crater (the latter formed in 1978). (2) Flank eruptions, typically with higher effusion rates, are less frequent and originate from fissures that open on the volcano's flanks. Such flank eruptions, such as the spectacular recent ones in 2001 and 2002-03 commonly form cinder cones, that dot the volcano in their hundreds.

Etna Foto's:

Lava flow at Etna volcano, Italy. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow at Etna volcano, Italy. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Binnenkort heeft onze fractie bereikt de bovenste van de Monti Silvestri kraters, geboren tijdens een gewelddadige flank uitbarsting van de Etna in 1892. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Binnenkort heeft onze fractie bereikt de bovenste van de Monti Silvestri kraters, geboren tijdens een gewelddadige flank uitbarsting van de Etna in 1892. (Photo: Tom Pfei...
Grote lavastroom afdalen uit Bocca Nuova krater (Etna vulkaan, 1999) (c)
Grote lavastroom afdalen uit Bocca Nuova krater (Etna vulkaan, 1999) (c)
 


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