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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 (Eolian Islands, Italy): strong activity, shift from eastern to western vents, report 11 June 2017

Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 16:06
16:06 PM | BY: T
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NW vent (S1) and a moderate one from the eastern (N2) vent on 11 June 2017 evening
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NW vent (S1) and a moderate one from the eastern (N2) vent on 11 June 2017 evening
The activity of the volcano remains at moderate to high levels. Compared to the update a few days ago, activity at the eastern vents (N1, N2) has decreased a bit, but instead increased significantly from the westernmost vent (S1).
When observed last night, powerful strombolian explosions from this vent, often accompanied by loud detonations, often reached or even exceeded 200 m height, and occurred at intervals of 5-10 minutes.
In total, only 4 of the 5 vents previously observed were active; the second vent (S2) in the western crater area was not observed yesterday. The central vent only had rare (every 1-2 hours) mild strombolian bursts, but showed frequent mild spattering and intense lava glow.
Activity at the eastern vents was similar as described earlier, but weaker and not as frequent any more (N2: eruptions every 15-20 minutes; N1: eruptions every 30-60 minutes). During some of the more powerful explosions, the western (S1) and eastern (N2) main vents erupted simultaneously.

Previous news

Fri, 9 Jun 2017, 10:51
Stromboli's crater terrace as observed on 8 June 2017 evening
The activity remains at moderate to high levels overall, even though according to the mountain guides, it has decreased a bit from an impressive peak in intensity a few days ago. ... read all
Wed, 31 May 2017, 17:42
Strombolian explosion from Stromboli's NE crater on evening of 30 May 2017 (image: Thierry Basset)
Activity at the volcano has increased over the past month and although still at levels considered within normal limited, can be described as elevated. It certainly is spectacular to view. ... read all
Thu, 18 May 2017, 07:17
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NE vent this morning (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. ... read all
Thu, 29 Dec 2016, 19:54
The activity at the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" has been much more intense recently than during most of the year. ... read all
Fri, 21 Oct 2016, 07:01
Strong eruption from Stromboli's NE vent on 19 Oct 2016 evening (image: Doug McIlravey)
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. read all

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