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Stromboli volcan

Mise à jour: 29 mars. 2023 03:58 GMT -
stratovolcan 926 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.79°N / 15.21°E
Condition actuelle: en éruption (4 sur 5)
Last update: 27 mars 2023 (effusive eruption continues at reduced levels)
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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Style éruptif tipique: Small explosive (strombolian) eruptions, typically every 20-30 mins. Intermittently, ca. every 2-20 years, minor effusive eruptions (lava flows); on average 2-5 times per year larger explosions.
Eruptions du volcan 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

Derniers séismes proches

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
vendredi, 24 mars 2023 GMT (3 séismes)
24 mars 2023 19:20 (GMT +1) (24 mars. 2023 18:20 GMT)

179 km
24 km (15 mi)
Mer Tyrrhénienne, 52 km au nord-ouest de Gioia Tauro, Italie
24 mars 2023 19:20 (GMT +1) (24 mars. 2023 18:20 GMT)

179 km
24 km (15 mi)
Mer Tyrrhénienne, 52 km au nord-ouest de Gioia Tauro, Italie
24 mars 2023 01:46 (GMT +1) (24 mars. 2023 00:46 GMT)

160 km
33 km (21 mi)
Mer Tyrrhénienne, 45 km à l'ouest de Vibo Valentia, Calabre, Italie
jeudi, 23 mars 2023 GMT (1 séisme)
23 mars 2023 23:12 (GMT +1) (23 mars. 2023 22:12 GMT)

162 km
31 km (19 mi)
Mer Tyrrhénienne, 47 km à l'ouest de Vibo Valentia, Calabre, Italie
jeudi, 16 mars 2023 GMT (1 séisme)
16 mars 2023 13:52 (GMT +1) (16 mars. 2023 12:52 GMT)

127 km
21 km (13 mi)
Mer Tyrrhénienne, 52 km au nord-ouest de Messine, Sicile, Italie


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 Photos

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): effusive eruption continues at reduced levels

The reduced activity at Stromboli volcano continued in the evening yesterday (image: INGV)
The effusive eruption at the volcano started to gradually wane yesterday afternoon, the INGV institute reported. ... Read all
dim., 26 mars 2023, 15:18

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): stronger-than-usual eruption yesterday, outpouring lava flow from North crater

The vigorous eruption from the Central-South crater area in the afternoon yesterday (image: INGV)
The effusive-explosive eruption at the volcano continues. ... Read all

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