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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 (Eolian Islands, Italy): another strong explosion on 1 Nov

Thu, 2 Nov 2017, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
Eruption at Stromboli on 1 NOv 2017 (INGV thermal webcam)
Eruption at Stromboli on 1 NOv 2017 (INGV thermal webcam)
Sequence of the eruption (image: INGV)
Sequence of the eruption (image: INGV)
Another unusually powerful explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday morning, similar (but not quite as strong) as the one from 23 Oct.
The eruption lasted about 3 minutes and showered the crater area with incandescent material, probably also reaching the public viewing area at Pizzo. There are no reports of injuries as presumably nobody was in the summit area at that time.
What is causing these so-far isolated strong explosions - in a period of generally only low to moderate activity otherwise - is unclear, but they should serve as a warning to everyone climbing the volcano these days: they are not predictable and chances are that other ones occur in the near future with no warning.

Previous news

Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 12:05
Seismogram of Stromboli's STR1 station (INGV Catania) showing the explosion signals
A strong explosion occurred at the volcano this afternoon at 16:04:40 local time. An ash plume of several hundred meters was produced that quickly dissipated. ... Read all
Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 08:00
Moderately strong explosion from Stromboli's northern vent in the eastern crater section on the evening of 22 Oct 2017
When observed yesterday evening during our ongoing tour to Italy's volcanoes, activity at the crater of the volcano was at low to moderate levels. Compared to June-July, the activity of the volcano had decreased a lot during the past months, but the configuration remained essentially the same. ... Read all
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