Sudden strong eruption of Stromboli volcano in Eolian Islands, Italy (video)

A strong explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano this afternoon at 16:04:40 local time.

Lava bombs have been ejected from the crater and an ash plume of several hundred meters was produced, which quickly dissipated.

Bombs were landing on a vast area around the crater terrace including the viewing area on Pizzo.

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Stromboli volcano eruption on October 23 2017: Explosion signals on seismograph (STR1 station; INGV Catania).

Fortunately, no adventurers were present at the time of the eruption. There are no reports of damage or injuries.

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Thermal imagery minutes after eruption via IINGV.

The strong eruption occurred suddenly without significant precursors, showing that even during periods of relatively low activity, Stromboli volcano can be dangerous.

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