Very few people have been killed by eruptions of Etna: a detailed study of all original sources described in "Etna and Man" has revealed that in recorded history (which goes back to about 1500 B.C.) Its last eruption was six months ago … Increasingly ash plumes were dispersed near the summit. The damage to coastal towns and cities was so severe that the Roman government cancelled taxes for 10 years. Mount Etna is spewing lava above the Sicilian port of Riposto after cracks opened up in Europe's most active volcano. INGV recorded explosions due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit craters.

14,700 ft (4,500 m) altitude and drifted SW. Explosive activity also continues at Voragine crater.

The 1669 eruption killed at least 1,500 people and caused damaging earthquakes. Although Etna has been active for some time, this eruption was significant as it was the first flank (side) eruption, not summit eruption, at Etna for more than a decade. there have been 77 confirmed deaths that can be directly attributed to eruptions of Etna.

MOUNT Edna volcano’s Boxing Day eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn injuring at least 10 people. Since then, the volcano has erupted about 200 times and has been very active in recent decades.

Today at 06:05 local time an eruption at New Southeast Crater generated an ash plume, which reached approx. A view of a volcanic eruption at Mount Etna's Vorgaine crater on December 03, 2015 in Sicily, Italy.

eruption, Roman records claim that the ash from Mount Etna blocked out the sun. (Image: Barcroft) The massive plume was emitted from … Italy’s national seismology institute said the quake had a magnitude of 4.8 on the Rich… Located near the east coast of Italy’s province of Sicily, Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano and is one of the world’s largest continental volcanoes. Among all the world’s volcanoes, Mount Etna has the longest recorded history of eruptions, dating back to 1500 B.C. In recent years, locals have used trenches, dams and concrete to block or divert the lava flows. After its 122 B.C.
Italy's Mount Etna Spews Lava in New Phase of Eruptions More In this photo taken on Thursday, May 30, 2019 and made available Friday, May 31, 2019 Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption.