Mt Etna

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About Mt Etna
On island of Sicily (Italy), Europe's most active volcano, strato with multiple parasitic cones, stombolian erutpion from cone, effusive from parasitic cones, collision between African + Eurasian plates, almost 1 million people live on its slopes
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When did it erupt?
Regularly between 1983 - 2015
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1983 eruption
lava flow 131 days, lava flow threatened astrophysics observatory + Grand Hotel of Etna, lava redirected by earthworks
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1991-93 eruptions
town of Zafferana threatened: concrete blocks hold flow temporarily, explosive redirect flow into man-made channel
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2001 eruption
damaged tourist facilities, Catania airport forced to close intermittently
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Oct 2002 eruption
STROMBOLIAN ERUPTION- most explosive FLANK eruption in 150 yrs, mountain village Rifugio Sapienza threatened
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2011 eruption
hawaiian fountain+ lava flows, flow diverted from main ski resort 'Sapienza Refuge'
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Dec 2015 eruption
Catania airport (Sicily) closed for few hrs, lava fountain 1km high, ash column 7km high, SO2 reaches Egypt
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Regularly between 1983 - 2015

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1983 eruption

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1991-93 eruptions

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2001 eruption

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