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Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): new lava flow

Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 09:29
09:29 AM | BY: T
The lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco and dust clouds whipped up from blocks rolling down the slope (image: LBZ webcam)
The lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco and dust clouds whipped up from blocks rolling down the slope (image: LBZ webcam)
Strong strombolian eruption from the main northern vent of Stromboli
Strong strombolian eruption from the main northern vent of Stromboli
A new lava flow has started to descend on the Sciara del Fuoco since this morning, INGV Catania reported:
"... from about 07:23h UTC (09:23 local time), the surveillance cameras show a lava overflow from the northern crater area on the crater terrace of Stromboli. Incandescent blocks detaching from the lava flow front are rolling down the Sciara del Fuoco."
The activity of the volcano has been again relatively high during the past two weeks, characterized by frequent explosions. The current lava flow, caused by yet another surge of magma that has risen in the conduit, is probably similar to numerous such episodes that have occurred at the volcano during the past months.

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Stromboli volcano
stratovolcano 926 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.79°N / 15.21°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Stromboli volcano eruptions:
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
Typical eruption style
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.

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