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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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Lava flow and explosions in Jan 2013

Stromboli volcano (Italy): small surges of lava create minor lava flows on the Sciara del Fuoco

Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 16:48
16:48 PM | BY: T
Lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
A short phase of elevated activity occurred at the volcano last night. A small surge of magma apparently resulted in a series of lava flows from the northern vents onto the upper Sciara del Fuoco, generating beautiful incandescent rockfalls on the steep slope. None of the flows reached more than about 100-200 m length and none remained active very long.
Generally, activity at the volcano has been at the lower end of the scale, with relatively few and generally weak strombolian explosions from the "usual" vents in the crater terrace.
Time-lapse video of the activity during the night 18-19 Jan 2021:

It might be a bit surprising, or at least interesting, coincidence or not, that it occurred at the same time as Etna's new paroxysm. Although there is no proven link between the two volcanoes, many local people believe that they are somehow related and often follow similar swings in activity, something that remains open to debate.

Previous news

Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 09:53
Eruption of Stromboli volcano this morning (image: Nora Cincotta)
Another stronger-than-usual explosion occurred at the volcano minutes ago at 10:17 local time our correspondents on the island informed us. ... read all
Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 20:29
Glowing lava bombs on the Sciara del Fuoco following a moderately strong explosion on the evening of 10 Nov 2020 (image: LGS webcam)
A stronger than usual explosion happened at the volcano minutes ago, our local friends reported. ... read all
Fri, 4 Sep 2020, 07:40
Spectacular strombolian activity from Stromboli volcano (image: INGV)
On 2 September INGV reported that strombolian activity continues associated with scoria ejected on the north flank of Sciara del Fuoco. ... read all
Sun, 19 Jul 2020, 12:04
View of the crater area about one minute after the eruption this morning (image: LBZ webcam from Punta Labronzo)
A sudden, very strong explosion occurred at the volcano this morning. It came without warning even though the volcano had been in a rather low state of activity levels during the recent weeks. ... read all
Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 09:29
The lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco and dust clouds whipped up from blocks rolling down the slope (image: LBZ webcam)
A new lava flow has started to descend on the Sciara del Fuoco since this morning, INGV Catania reported: ... read all

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