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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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Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
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Lava flow and explosions in Jan 2013

Stromboli volcano (Italy): lava flow ends, normal strombolian activity continues at low levels

Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 14:06
14:06 PM | BY: T
Strombolian activity at Stromboli early this morning (image: LGS webcam)
Strombolian activity at Stromboli early this morning (image: LGS webcam)
Friday's lava flow on the Sciara del Fuoco did not stay active very long as the effusive activity from the base of the NE vent that had fed the flow dropped again.
As a consequence, the lava flow ceased some time during the night to Saturday and is now no longer active. At the vents, the regular strombolian activity continues at low levels with no significant visible changes.
Friday's event in particular demonstrated that the volcano, or, at least as far as the configuration of the summit vents and their activity, is far from being in a stable condition and surprises and short-notice changes in eruptive behavior are always possible, maybe more so now than during much of the past years.

Previous news

Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 19:08
The lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco this evening (image: LGS webcam)
A new lava flow is active on the Sciara del Fuoco. ... read all
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 16:48
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. ... read all
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

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