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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 (Italy) activity update: frequent strombolian explosions, large part of crater missing

Friday Jul 05, 2019 09:38 AM | BY: T

Comparison of the crater area of Stromboli before (l) and after (r) the massive explosion of 3 July (images: Vulcano a Piedi webcam)
Comparison of the crater area of Stromboli before (l) and after (r) the massive explosion of 3 July (images: Vulcano a Piedi webcam)
Typical strombolian explosion this morning (image: Vulcano a Piedi webcam)
Typical strombolian explosion this morning (image: Vulcano a Piedi webcam)
The volcano is showing its normal activity, with frequent strombolian explosions of mostly moderate size from various vents.
Comparing images from before and after the 3 July explosion is impressive: a large section of the crater terrace, including the prominent cinder cone in its northern part, is now missing (see image attached).
Previous news
Strombolian eruption this evening from Stromboli's western vent and the active lava flow (image: Vulcani a piedi webcam)
Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019
As night falls, one can see strong glow from the craters and continuing frequent, typical strombolian explosions of medium to large size (but within the levels of activity often observed at the volcano). ... [more]
The large eruption column from Stromboli's eruption today rising approx. 5 km, and ash plumes from a pyroclastic flow down the Sciara. Image taken from neighboring island of Panarea, courtesy of Marco Ortenzi via twitter (@mortenzi)
Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019
Unfortunately, today's eruption has also claimed at least one life. ... [more]
View of the eruption column at Stromboli volcano (image: Francesca Utano / VolcanoDiscovery)
Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019
A series of at least two very large explosions occurred this afternoon at the volcano. They probably rank among the largest recorded at the volcanoes in decades. ... [more]
Ash plume from an eruption at Stromboli a few minutes ago (image: Francesca Utano)
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
The activity at the volcano remains stable, fluctuating between low to moderate levels. Strombolian explosions occur at rates of few minutes interval on average from several vents in the crater terrace. ... [more]

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