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Etna volcano eruptions

Complex stratovolcano Currently about 3329 m (changing due to eruptive activity and collapse of its crater rims)
Sicily, Italy, 37.75°N / 14.99°E
Eruption list: 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-ongoing(f)
 


Strong eruption with lava fountains at the southeast crater of Etna, February 2000
Strong eruption with lava fountains at the southeast crater of Etna, February 2000
Explosive flank eruption of Etna, September 2004
Explosive flank eruption of Etna, September 2004
Erupting crater and lava flow at Etna, September 2004
Erupting crater and lava flow at Etna, September 2004

Etna Volcano Links:

INGV Catania / www.ct.ingv.it/Ufvg/Default.htm
Ufficial homepage of the Istituto Nazionale Di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - contains abundant information (in Italian) about volcanism, geology and the monitoring of Etna and the other volcanoes in Sicily as well as recent activity updates
Italy's Volcanoes - the Cradle of Volcanology / www.italysvolcanoes.com
Although no longer updated, it remains as THE largest, most comprehensive website about Etna (and other Italian volcanoes) available on the internet. Created and maintained by volcanologist Dr. Boris Behncke, hosted by VolcanoDiscovery.
SOL's Etna pages / www.stromboli.net
Stromboli Online: a rich source of photo, video and other material on Stromboli, Etna and other volcanoes (M. Fulle, VolcanoDiscovery team member is co-author).
Etna Volcan Sicilien / www.volcans.info/
Charles Rivière maintains a website (in French), extremely up-to-date, with detailed information about Etna's activity and latest results on geochemical studies on recent Etna lavas conducted by research team around R. Clocchiatti..
decadevolcano.net / www.decadevolcano.net
Tom's private website, another source of unique photos, info and more from Etna and other volcanoes.


Latest news from Etna volcano
Thermal image of the summit craters with ash emissions from Bocca Nuova (left)
Monday, Mar 10, 2014
While weak lava effusion and sporadic strombolian explosions from the New SE crater continue with little changes, the Bocca Nuova crater has started to produce occasional small ash emissions of sometimes elevated temperature (suggesting presence of magma near the surface). [more]
Thermal image of the eastern side of Etna with the active effusive vent at the base of the NSEC
Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Weak lava effusion from the vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater, as well as sporadic small explosions from its summit crater continue with no significant variations over the past days. [more]

Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)
Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)

Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03

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