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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) activity update: rather weak explosions at the surface, internal unrest elevated

Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 17:04
17:04 PM | BY: T
One of the stronger explosions of the NE vent of Stromboli volcano last night (image: INGV webcam)
One of the stronger explosions of the NE vent of Stromboli volcano last night (image: INGV webcam)
Current volcanic activity index according to LGS
Current volcanic activity index according to LGS
The visual activity at the volcano remains at typical low to moderate levels, characterized by weak to moderate strombolian explosions mainly from the NE vent, as well as spattering and puffing from other vents in the crater terrace.
Internal activity parameters are elevated, resulting in an overall HIGH volcanic activity index on the scale developed by the Experimental Geophysical Laboratory of the University of Florence (LGS):
As of 3 Feb, similar to the previous days, degassing and explosive activity have been low to medium. The number of explosions recorded at the NE vent was 26 during 24 hours, or little more than one per hour, with rather low ejection velocities (18 m/s) of volcanic material.
On the other hand, internal unrest identified by volcanic tremor and volcanic quakes has been showing high values, suggesting that the relative calm of activity at the surface might change quickly.

Previous news

Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 14:06
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. ... read all
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

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