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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION ONGOING WITH LOW ACTIVITY OBS VA DTG: 18/1700Z
Saturday Mar 18, 2017 17:00 PM |
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 18 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX01 at 16:47 UTC, 18/03/17 from LFPW
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/24
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAM, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION ONGOING WITH LOW ACTIVITY
OBS VA DTG: 18/1700Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA. WIND FL100/150 330/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/0500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/1100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. THIN STEAM PLUME EXTENDS SE OF VOLCANO
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170318/2300Z
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017
The explosive-effusive eruption continues strongly. Several well-alimented lava flows are descending into the Valle del Bove from elevations between 2500-2700 m at the rim. ... Lees alle
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
The strong strombolian activity from the SE crater continued all day yesterday and today. The lava flow from the summit vent has flowed on top of the lava flow from about 15 days ago and yesterday it had reached an altitude of 2800m. ... Lees alle
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