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Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): stronger than usual explosion this morning

Mon, 30 Jan 2023, 10:42 10:42 AM | BY: T
The ash plume from this morning's eruption at Stromboli volcano (image: LGS webcam)
The ash plume from this morning's eruption at Stromboli volcano (image: LGS webcam)
Seismic signal of this morning's eruption on Stromboli (STR1 station, INGV Catania)
Seismic signal of this morning's eruption on Stromboli (STR1 station, INGV Catania)
A stronger-than-usual explosion occurred at the volcano this morning, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Catania reported.
At 10.08 a.m. local time, an explosive sequence of greater than ordinary intensity took place from the central-southern crater area, throwing incandescent lava bombs and lapilli to several hundred meters height and all over the crater terrace and the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco.
An ash plume rose above the craters, quickly dispersed towards the south by strong northerly winds. The explosions were clearly visible on seismic recordings showing that the events lasted approx. 3 minutes and had the characteristics seen with other unusually strong explosions. Volcanic tremor rose temporarily to high values. Other monitoring data, in particular, deformation, showed no significant changes, and the frequency of "normal" explosions at the various vents has not changed either.

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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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