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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: NEGLIGIBLE ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG: 14/1400Z
zo, 14 jul 2019, 14:30
14:30 PM | DOOR: VN
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 14 Jul 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX01 at 14:21 UTC, 14/07/19 from LFPW
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/49
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEGLIGIBLE ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 14/1400Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/180
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/2000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/0200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/0800Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO CLOUD MASK NO ASH CLOUD
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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
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