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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.
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): activity remains strong, field report 20 Oct 2018

Wednesday Oct 24, 2018 09:39 AM | IS

Eruption from NE crater at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from NE crater at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Sketch of the crater terrace
Sketch of the crater terrace
Eruption from SW crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from SW crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Simulataneous eruption from SW and NE crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Simulataneous eruption from SW and NE crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from NE crater in the evening (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from NE crater in the evening (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from NE crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from NE crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from SW crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from SW crater at night (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
The activity at the volcano remains impressive, with frequent explosions of varying size from several vents, often at intervals of only few minutes.
Tour leader Ingrid reported from the ongoing Italy volcano tour when she climbed the volcano with a small group on 20 Oct:

"The weather was pretty good, no clouds, although the wind blew the volcanic gasses into our direction so that we did not have a clear view on the different vents of the crater terrace.
... We were about 1,5 hour at the summit ridge observation point and saw around 8 large strombolian explosions from the NE and SW (Ginostra) craters.
And when the SW crater erupted, the NE crater often followed quickly after. The exploding large bubbles thereby threw lava about 100 - 150 m into the air (difficult to judge).
The NW crater vent was less active with only a few smaller explosions but the ca 6 months old 'new vent' was also very active, mostly strongly degassing with only minor amounts of lava spatter. The central crater had 2 active vents that were continuously glowing red hot and emitted gasses, but no lava. So volcanic activity at Stromboli is still high, although it was perhaps a little less active as on the night Marco was there with his group (judging from his movie).
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Here's the movie Marco took when he stayed on Stromboli with a previous group on the Stromboli to Etna tour during the night of 9 Oct when he counted 50 eruptions in 90 minutes!
Previous news
Eruption from Stromboli last evening (INGV webcam on 400 m viewpoint)
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
Over the past weeks, the frequency of explosions at the volcano has significantly increased. ... [more]
Eruption from Stromboli's NE crater on 22 May 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Eruptions from Stromboli's NE crater continue to be impressive, with heights reaching up to 200-300 m above the vent. The attached picture is an example of a moderate explosion we observed during our ongoing tour yesterday evening from a viewpoint on Bastimento, at about the same elevation from a few 100 m to the east. [more]
Webcam view of an eruption at Stromboli last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The activity at the volcano is at moderate levels and has been increasing over the past days, according to the local mountain guides. ... [more]
Explosion at Stromboli yesterday morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
A series of stronger explosions occurred yesterday (24 April) morning at 11:05 local time from the southernmost vent of the central crater area, ejecting glowing bombs to approx 250 m and generating a dense ash plume that rose a few hundred meters. [more]
Typical strombolian explosion Thursday morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
Access to the summit area has been officially re-opened, just in time for the coming tourist season where group tours to climb the volcano are organized daily, allowing a unique chance to see its eruptions from close. ... [more]

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