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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
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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 (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.
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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 (Italy), activity update: ash emission and strombolian activity from SE crater indicate rising magma level
Wednesday Jan 05, 2011 22:06 PM |
Summit activity at Etna volcano seems to be resuming.
The latest GVP/USGS report summarizes information from the INGV Catania about the recent activity: An explosion from the Bocca Nuova's western pit crater on 22 Dec produced an ash plume a few kilometers high and caused ash fall as far as Linguaglossa 17 km to the NE. A day later, hot sulphur dioxide indicating magma near the surface was visible from the large pit crater at the base of the SE crater. Bright incandescence was intermittently visible and on 29 December, small amounts of lava could be observed being ejected from the crater. The activity increased on 2 January with a phase of vigorous strombolian activity from the same crater and decreased later. Possibly, other eruptive phases occured but were undetected due to the frequently bad winter weather conditions.
Thursday, Aug 26, 2010
A powerful explosion occured without warning at the Bocca Nuova summit crater of Etna volcano. The explosion was probably phreatic in origin and caused by a sudden release of gas and vapour trapped beneath a plug of collapse material that had been plugging the vents. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but a similar event in 1971 killed several people who were caught by surprise by this type of explosion. Lees alle
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010
An ash eruption occured from SE crater on Etna on the evening of 8 April. Pictures from the eruption can be found at: Lees alle
Monday, Nov 09, 2009
It seems that the activity reported from 6 November was not strombolian activity but rather the formation of a new collapse pit on the E flank of SE crater, explosing hot gasses and rocks that produced the glow visible on the webcams. Bad weather conditions have hampered inspections on site, but eruptive tremor is absent. However, Etna volcano could erupt any time as measurements indicate that the magma level inside the conduits is high. ... Lees alle
Saturday, Nov 07, 2009
Mt Etna volcano is active again. As INGV Catania reports, the activity seems to have started on the evening of 6 November and consists in strombolian explosions from a vent in the eastern depression at the foot of SE crater. ... Lees alle
Friday, Jul 10, 2009
The effusive eruption at Etna's NE flank has ended on the evening of 6 July after 14 months of moderate to weak lava emission, Boris Behncke reports on his flickr website. Lees alle
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