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How many times has Mount Etna erupted?

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Mount Etna has erupted over 200 times since its first noted eruption in 1500 B.C. Mount Etna is the largest and most active volcano in Europe.

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The largest eruption took place in 1669 when the lava flowed over 10 miles. This eruption displaced many people on the island of Sicily. Since that time, the volcano has had many large eruptions and it has remained active since its last large eruption in 2007. Due to its nearly constant eruptions, it is considered the second most active volcano on the planet as of 2015. The most active, Kilauea, is located in Hawaii.

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    Mount Etna first began erupting approximately 500,000 years ago. More recent eruptions have left calderas, craters and ash deposits. For instance, the Ellittico Caldera is only 14,000 to 15,000 years old. Eruptions throughout the 20th century created lava flows and collapsed crater rims, which continue to shape Mount Etna's geography.

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    When was the last time Mount Etna erupted?

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    As of June 2014, the last time Mount Etna erupted was January 2014. The eruption was the first of the year 2014 and was caused by formation of a new crater on the southeastern volcano that resulted from the 2013 eruption.

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    As of 2014, the two most recent flank eruptions of Italy's Mount Etna were in 2014 and in 2008 to 2009. Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes, with nearly constant lava flow and related geologic activity.

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    Mount Etna is the tallest mountain in Italy south of the Alps and it is one of the world's most active volcanoes; its most violent eruption occurred in 1669. Approximately 70 people have died as a result of Mount Etna erupting. It is a volcano that holds the longest record of eruptions. Covering 460 square miles, Mount Etna is usually covered by snow. Etna is believed to be the workshop of Vulcan and lava on the mountain is around 300,000 years old.

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