Stromboli volcano had a major eruption on October 6, 14:17 UTC, that produced large amount of coarse pyroclastic material at Pizzo Sopra la Fossa and Sciara del Fuoco, which rolled down the slope, reaching the coastline.
The explosion generated an ash cloud which quickly dispersed in the NE direction. In addition, during the event, a small lava overflow from the northern crater area was also observed, the front of which remained confined to the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco at an altitude estimated at around 750 m above sea level.
The powerful explosion was accompanied by an earthquake significantly larger than the current average amplitude.
The mean amplitude of the tremor rapidly increased at 14:17:40 UTC and moved towards high values. Subsequently, this parameter returned to medium-low values. The soil deformation networks do not show significant variations.
Stromboli returned to normal explosive strombolian-type activity around 18:33 UTC. Presently, the volcano explosion frequency is medium to medium-high with about 12-18 events/h.
Officials say, the Stromboli could erupt at any time soon! So be prepared! [iNGV]
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