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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) 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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Previous news
Fri, 5 Jul 2019, 09:38
Comparison of the crater area of Stromboli before (l) and after (r) the massive explosion of 3 July (images: Vulcano a Piedi webcam)
The volcano is showing its normal activity, with frequent strombolian explosions of mostly moderate size from various vents. read all
Wed, 3 Jul 2019, 19:20
Strombolian eruption this evening from Stromboli's western vent and the active lava flow (image: Vulcani a piedi webcam)
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). ... read all
Wed, 3 Jul 2019, 18:49
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)
Unfortunately, today's eruption has also claimed at least one life. ... read all

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