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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)
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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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Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): strong activity

Thu, 12 Jun 2014, 09:49
09:49 AM | BY: T
Two simultaneous strong explosions from the NW (l) and NE (r) vents at Stromboli on 9 June
Two simultaneous strong explosions from the NW (l) and NE (r) vents at Stromboli on 9 June
The activity at the volcano has strongly increased since about 2 weeks ago. Our group tour visited Stromboli during 8-11 June and observed at least 14 active glowing vents. It appears that the magma level has once again risen to very near the surface of the crater terrace.
About half of them were showing constant or, some, intermittent weak to strong spattering: in particular, the twin vents of the central crater, two vents in the western crater, the NW hornito, as well as, intermittently, the hornito at the northwestern rim of the NE crater.
Typical strombolian explosions, some quite strong with ejection heights to 200-300 m, occurred at intervals of 5-10 minutes mainly from the westernmost twin vents, the NW hornito, the large NE vent, and occasionally also from the central crater. The NW hornito often produced a 3-5 meters tall pale purple flame-like gas jet that usually preceded candle-like eruptions accompanied by very loud jet-engine noises.
Pictures from this activity will be posted later.
Previous news
Tue, 1 Apr 2014, 00:09
Recently discovered dinosaur footprints in volcanic ash layers on a remote island volcano challenge the widely accepted theory that dinosaurs got extinct 65 million years ago. Some of them might have survived for much longer. ... read all
Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 20:57
Some impressions of Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy) in late Oct / early Nov 2013, taken during our recent tours ... read all
Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 09:52
Activity has remained similar since our previous visit 9 days ago: most activity is at the NW crater (towards Ginostra), where 3 vents are active and produce mild to strong strombolian explosions (to heights of up to 250 m approx) at rates of one every 5 minutes approximately, mostly from the eastern vent and sometimes from the tall hornito to the north. The eastern vent also shows weak spattering and continuous glow, suggesting a high magma level within its conduit. read all
Fri, 25 Oct 2013, 07:28
Strrong strombolian explosion from the western vent of Stromboli (24 Oct)
Activity has picked up during the past week. During a visit yesterday afternoon and evening, we observed frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions from the NW vent (Ginostra side), which had enlarged a lot since early this year. ... read all
Wed, 23 Oct 2013, 10:20
According to the local mountain guides from Magmatrek, activity has increased significantly during the past 3 days, especially at the NW vent. A group of VolcanoDiscovery has arrived on the island and will report in more detail in the following days. ... read all

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