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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.
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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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Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): increased strombolian activity

Thursday May 18, 2017 07:17 AM | BY: T

Strong explosion from Stromboli's NE vent this morning (Il Vulcano a Piedi webcam from Bastimento)
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NE vent this morning (Il Vulcano a Piedi webcam from Bastimento)
Eruption from the western vent (Il Vulcano a Piedi webcam from Bastimento)
Eruption from the western vent (Il Vulcano a Piedi webcam from Bastimento)
The activity at Stromboli has recently increased a lot. During our ongoing tour to Stromboli and Etna, Marco Fulle reported that eruptions have been occurring at intervals of 5-10 minutes, most often from the two northeastern vents (towards the Stromboli village side), but also the central and western vents are active as the below time-lapse video shows.
Many explosions were of moderately large size and ejected lava bombs higher than the observers' position on Pizzo, i.e. more than 200 m above the vents.
Previous news
Stromboli's crater terrace this morning with glow from the central vent (image: INGV Catania Pizzo webcam)
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
The activity at the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" has been much more intense recently than during most of the year. ... [more]
Strong eruption from Stromboli's NE vent on 19 Oct 2016 evening (image: Doug McIlravey)
Friday, Oct 21, 2016
The activity of the volcano has increased considerably since about a week ago and is now again at moderate to high levels, similar sometimes to many periods prior to the 2014 effusive eruption. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
The activity at the volcano is currently at comparably low levels. After a short-lived increase in frequency and average size of explosions during September, the typical strombolian activity has again decreased. ... [more]
Some explosions at Stromboli this morning and during the night, from 3 different vents
Monday, May 23, 2016
The activity at the volcano has picked up recently and is now again at (fluctuating) moderate levels similar to what it has been during much of the past 10-15 years - extremely rewarding for those who climb it in the evening. ... [more]
Strombolian eruption at Stromboli's eastern vents on the evening of 9 May 2016 (Pizzo webcam / INGV)
Friday, May 13, 2016
Following a phase of very low activity during most of March-April (often with several hours between small explosions only), activity has picked up again and strombolian-type explosions, mainly from the western and eastern vents in the crater terrace, have been more regular. ... [more]

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