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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): new paroxysm on 9 July 2011 & photos
za, 9 jul 2011, 23:35
23:35 PM |
Lava fountain at Etna on 9 July 2011
A powerful paroxysm occurred at the vent SE of the SE crater of Etna volcano during the afternoon of July 9, 2011, and was observed close-up by Tom Pfeiffer. The eruption started with approximately 8 hours of slowly increasing strombolian activity, accompanied by increasing tremor since the morning of 9 July. Towards 14h30 h local time, the intensity rapidly increased into high lava fountaining lasting for ca. 1.5-2 hrs, generating a tall tephra column and producing heavy ash fall S-SE of the summit area. The eruption waned at around 17h00 and stopped around 18h00. A large lava flow with several branches went down into the Valle del Bove.
At 1 km distance, near Belvedere, approximately 1 meter of scoria lapilli and bombs were deposited, the upper parts of the dirt road towards Torre del Filosofo were completely buried and only recognizeable by the deliminating marker sticks at the sides of it. Although not in the main direction of the ash fall, the airport of Catania was temporarily closed due to ash fall.
Tom, together with Marco Fulle (VolcanoDiscovery Team), Giovanni Tomarchio (Rai 1), Etna mountain guides and other people watched the eruption from as close as safely possible from locations west of the bomb rain.
A set of photos is found here
You can watch the developing activity on Etna volcano over the last two hours. Increasing seismic activity and ash eruptions to Strombolian eruptions... Tom Pfeiffer is still near the eruption. ... Lees alle
Due to recent activity of Etna volcano the airport of Catania remains closed until 13 May 6:00. Flights are diverted to Palermo. There is a free transfer to Catania by bus. ... Lees alle
On 10 April 2011, the activity which had started with weak strombolian activity from the collapse carter on the east foot of the SE crater evolved inot a new, violent and spectacular eruption (paroxysm), including lava fountains, 3 km long lava flows and a tall column of ash. This was the 3rd such event in 2011. Lees alle
Our mountain guide reports mild strombolian activity and small lava overflows from the vent of the SE crater. ... Lees alle
A second paroxysmal eruption occured at Etna's SE crater on 18 February, 36 days after the previous one (12-13 January 2011). The eruption started around 3am and lasted 11 hours. It could not be well observed due to bad weather, but consisted of strong Strombolian activity and pulsating lava fountains, feeding a flow that superimposed itself on the path of the previous flow from January. Lees alle
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: Experience one of the geologically most active areas on the planet: the Danakil desert in northern Ethiopia. Highlights include Erta Ale volcano with its active lava lake and Dallol hydrothermal fields offering a surreal landscape of colors, salt, geysers and springs.