Stromboli volcano

estratovolcán 926 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.79°N / 15.21°E
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
Last update: 14 Sep 2021 (stronger-than-usual explosion)
Powerful strombolian eruption from Stromboli volcano
Powerful strombolian eruption from Stromboli volcano

Stromboli, a small island north of Sicily, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and famous for its normally small, but regular explosions throwing out glowing lava from several vents inside its summit crater. This activity has been going on for at least 2000 years, as long as there is written memory of the activity, which Stromboli lended its name to, the so-called strombolian activity.

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Typical eruption style: Pequeños explosivos (estromboliana) erupciones, normalmente cada 20-30 minutos. Intermitentemente, ca. cada 2-20 años, menores erupciones efusivas (coladas de lava), en un promedio de 2-5 veces al año explosiones más grandes.
Erupciones del volcán Stromboli: Persistant (near-constant) activity since at least 2-3000 years. Most recent effusive (lava flow) eruptions from Dec. 2002-July 2003, March 2007, Aug-Oct 2014. Paroxysm 3 July 2019

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
martes, 21 septiembre 2021 01:50 GMT (1 terremoto)
21 sep 2021 03:50 (GMT +2) (21 sep 2021 01:50 GMT)
2.6

166 km
41 km (25 mi)
Mar Tirreno, 22 km al norte de Milazzo, Italia
sábado, 18 septiembre 2021 20:12 GMT (2 sismos)
18 sep 2021 22:12 (GMT +2) (18 sep 2021 20:12 GMT)
2.0

123 km
45 km (28 mi)
Mar Tirreno, 19 km al norte de Milazzo, Italia
18 sep 2021 06:08 (GMT +2) (18 sep 2021 04:08 GMT)
2.4

195 km
20 km (12 mi)
Mar Tirreno, 16 km al este de Panarea , Italia
jueves, 16 septiembre 2021 21:25 GMT (1 terremoto)
16 sep 2021 23:25 (GMT +2) (16 sep 2021 21:25 GMT)
2.3

133 km
41 km (25 mi)
Mar Tirreno, 36 km al norte de Mesina, Región de Sicilia, Italia
martes, 14 septiembre 2021 21:43 GMT (1 terremoto)
14 sep 2021 23:43 (GMT +2) (14 sep 2021 21:43 GMT)
1.4

8.6 km
48 km (30 mi)
Italy: Isole Eolie (Messina)

Background

The N-most island of the Eolian Islands is famous for its spectacular incandescent nighttime explosions, that have long attracted visitors from all over the world and brought the volcano the nickname the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean." Stromboli has even given its name to this kind of typical small explosions.
As long as there are historical records, Stromboli has been constantly active, which makes it almost unique among the volcanoes in the world. Most of its activity consists of brief and small bursts of glowing lava fragments to heights of 100-200 m above the craters. Occasionally, much stronger explosions or periods of more continuous activity can occur. The most violent eruptions during the past 100 years, in 1919, 1930 and on 5 April 2003, were large enough to take lives and or destroy property even at considerable range from the craters, for example inside the inhabited areas.
Apart from explosive activity, effusive eruptions with outflow of lava occur at irregular intervals ranging from a few years to decades. The most recent one began on 28 December 2002 and ended in July 2003.
Stromboli offers visitors a unique possibility to watch its eruptions. From the rim of an older crater one can stand only 150-250 m almost directly above the active craters,- a perfect viewing terrace. It should be mentioned that this is regarded as surprisingly safe as well: even though there is a small risk of being involved in a sudden, larger explosion (which happen infrequently a few times per year), and then being hit, injured or killed by an ejected bomb from the crater, the risk in terms of numbers is probably much smaller than many other risks in everyday situations. The number of accidents on Stromboli, when compared to the number of visitors at the crater over the years, is extremely small.
For hose who know and learn to love it, Stromboli is a magical place,- even not only for its volcano, but also for its unique charm, its beautiful beaches, the lush vegetation and its characteristic and unspoiled architecture.

Stromboli Fotos

A powerful explosion of a large magma bubble shoots out of the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A powerful explosion of a large magma bubble shoots out of the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Estromboliana potente explosión del volcán Sakurajima, Japón, en 13:48 UTC en 27 Sep 2013 (22:48 hora local) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Estromboliana potente explosión del volcán Sakurajima, Japón, en 13:48 UTC en 27 Sep 2013 (22:48 hora local) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fuegos artificiales en el volcán Stromboli, Italia. La foto fue tomada en primavera de 2009 y muestra una explosión de Stromboli NE cráter en la noche t... (Photo: muepla)
Fuegos artificiales en el volcán Stromboli, Italia. La foto fue tomada en primavera de 2009 y muestra una explosión de Stromboli NE cráter en la noche t... (Photo: muepla...
Ash plume from an explosion at Stromboli volcano (June 2012) (Photo: Marc Szlegat / www.vulkane.net)
Ash plume from an explosion at Stromboli volcano (June 2012) (Photo: Marc Szlegat / www.vulkane.net)
 



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