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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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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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Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): new lava flow stops, activity remains elevated

Saturday Dec 16, 2017 10:05 AM | BY: T

Thermal image of the crater area this morning, showing yesterday's lavva flow now cooling (image: INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the crater area this morning, showing yesterday's lavva flow now cooling (image: INGV Catania)
Yesterday's lava flow was only short-lived. The overflow from the crater terrace over the northeastern crater rim stopped in the evening. Volcanic activity (strombolian explosions) remains elevated as the magma continues to stand high in the conduits.
The current situation of the volcano resembles the one from January 2013 when lava frequently over-spilled the crater rims, producing numerous smaller and larger lava flows on the upper Sciara del Fuoco.
Previous news
Thermal image of the new lava flow on Stromboli volcano (INGV Catania thermal webcam)
Friday, Dec 15, 2017
A new lava flow has appeared at the volcano. Since today, lava started to overflow from the vents in the northeastern crater area and the new flow is now slowly advancing in the upper Sciara del Fuoco. ... [more]
Eruption at Stromboli on 1 NOv 2017 (INGV thermal webcam)
Thursday, Nov 02, 2017
Another unusually powerful explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday morning, similar (but not quite as strong) as the one from 23 Oct. ... [more]
Seismogram of Stromboli's STR1 station (INGV Catania) showing the explosion signals
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017
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. ... [more]
Moderately strong explosion from Stromboli's northern vent in the eastern crater section on the evening of 22 Oct 2017
Sunday, Oct 22, 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. ... [more]

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017
During the first part of June, activity at Stromboli volcano was one of the most intense periods during several years. At most times, up to 6 or 7 vents were active, most notably the two eastern vents, closely followed and sometimes surpassed by the two western vents. ... [more]

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