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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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Stromboli volcano (Italy) activity update: decreasing trend of activity, field report 18 Oct 2019

Saturday Oct 19, 2019 08:25 AM | BY: T

Medium-sized eruption from the western vent of Stromboli last night (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Medium-sized eruption from the western vent of Stromboli last night (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Relatively strong eruption from the eastern vent (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery))
Relatively strong eruption from the eastern vent (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery))
Activitity index of Stromboli is now "medium" (image: LGS)
Activitity index of Stromboli is now "medium" (image: LGS)
The activity at the volcano has slowly decreased overall during the past weeks and is now described as medium on the LGS activity scale.
When observed last evening (18 Oct) during the ongoing tour to Italy's volcanoes, we observed small to medium-sized strombolian activity mainly from the western and from the eastern vents:
The western vent continues to produce ash-rich explosions, with abundant glowing material reaching 80-150 m height and falling back onto the outer crater slopes, generating glowing avalanches that often reach the sea. Ash plumes typically rose 3-400 m and drifted over the eastern and southern part of the island, where an almost constant light ash fall could be noted. Intervals of explosions were about 4-8 minutes.
The eastern cluster of vents erupted less frequently, about every 20-30 minutes, generating small glowing fountains that reached 50-100 m height, and almost no ash.
Continuous glow suggests that other vents are emitting incandescent gas and/or displaying small lava spattering. Access to the summit area remains strictly closed.
Previous news
Moderate explosion from Stromboli volcano earlier this morning (image: INGV thermal cam)
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019
The activity at the volcano continues to be elevated overall, but has been decreasing slowly during the past weeks. ... [more]
The major eruption of Stromboli last night (image: LGS)
Friday, Aug 30, 2019
Yesterday evening, activity at the volcano increased again significantly (after having dropped a bit during after the paroxysm on Wed 28 Aug): ... [more]
Thermal view of the upper Sciara and NE crater area this morning (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam)
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
The lava overflow on the upper NE part of the Sciara which had been active following the paroxysm of yesterday seems to have mostly ceased during the night. ... [more]
The lava flow in the northern part of Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco this evening (image: LBZ webcam)
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Following today's paroxysm, which surely has again significantly changed morphology of the crater terrace, a new lava flow started to descend on the upper Sciara del Fuoco from the NE vent area. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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