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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: SMALL ERUPTION STARTED AT 1030Z OBS VA DTG: 06/1100Z
za, 6 jul 2019, 11:15
11:15 AM | DOOR: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX01 at 11:12 UTC, 06/07/19 from LFPW
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/48
INFO SOURCE: VONA, WEBCAMS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: SMALL ERUPTION STARTED AT 1030Z
OBS VA DTG: 06/1100Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL 100/150
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1700Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/0500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE IN SPITE OF GOOD VISIBILITY
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
The volcano observatory (INGV Catania) reported that after a pause in explosive activity from its summit crater, weak intermittent ash emissions have resumed this morning. Lees alle
After the recent, short-lived subterminal eruption ended last week, the volcano remains restless. ... Lees alle
The recent sub-terminal eruption of Etna, which started early on 30 May, is probably ending or has ended already. During the past 24 hours, lava emission gradually decreased. Lees alle
The eruption which began in the early hours of 30 May 2019 from new fissure vents on both the NE and SE sides of the New Southeast Crater continues with little change. ... Lees alle
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