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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

Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:

Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy) activity update

Sat, 6 Jul 2019, 08:51
08:51 AM | BY: T
Strombolian eruption this morning from Stromboli's western vent (image: Vulcani a piedi webcam)
Strombolian eruption this morning from Stromboli's western vent (image: Vulcani a piedi webcam)
Aerial view of the craters yesterday, showing the western (l) and NE (r) vents are now deep pits left by the collapse during the paroxysm (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
Aerial view of the craters yesterday, showing the western (l) and NE (r) vents are now deep pits left by the collapse during the paroxysm (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
Two parallel pyroclastic flows generated by the collapse of the western and eastern vent areas on 3 July (image: LBZ webcam)
Two parallel pyroclastic flows generated by the collapse of the western and eastern vent areas on 3 July (image: LBZ webcam)
Current activity level is high (image: LBZ)
Current activity level is high (image: LBZ)
Activity at the volcano remains intense, but as typical for the volcano: Several vents, most notably the collapsed western and northeastern ones show very frequent moderate to strong strombolian explosions and near-continuous spattering.
Both areas in the crater had suffered major collapse during the 3 July paroxysm as fresh aerial images published by INGV showed. It can be estimated that a volume equivalent of the combined erupted material since 2014 has been removed during the event. When it occurred, two separate pyroclastic flows were traveling down the Sciara as can be seen on the attached webcam image.
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