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Mt. Stromboli

Location: in southern Italy on one of the Lipari Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and northwest of Messina, Sicily.
Elevation: feet ( meters)
Why: It's on a big 'ol fault line!
Italy's Fault Line (77x77, 3.89 KB)
Italy's Fault Line
Type: a shield volcano, Stromboli has a lot of free-flowing lava spilling about.
Past Eruptions/History:
Past ten activity logs back from 1996.
  • June 1, 1996 - strong explosions, four people injured and bush fires.
  • April 17-June 1, 1996 - strongly increased explosive activity.
  • February 16, 1996 - strong explosions.
  • March 5, 1995 - strong explosions.
  • July-October, 1994 - strongly increased explosive activity, small lava flow.
  • October 16, 1993 - strong explosions, one person injured.
  • May 1993 - strongly increased explosive activity, intermittent lava flows.
  • February 1993 - strong explosions, ashfall in Ginostra village.
  • June-November 1990 - strongly increased explosive activity.
  • April 15, 1990 - increased activity, ashfall in Stromboli village.

Source (Unknown - stromboli.net?)

Future Predictions: this volcano has been going for thousands of years and won't quit anytime soon.

The Stromboli Volcano is located just north of Sicily, Italy, and has given off permanent activity for thousands of years. This activity results in a number of magmatic quakes per hour.

Stromboli Project

The Stromboli project was created by Jürg Alean and Roberto Carniel. They installed a seismic station near the summit of Stromboli to monitor the ground motion of this volcano. The project is dedicated to the studying of "the Recent and ongoing activity of Stromboli and other volcanoes".
  • Current Activity at Stromboli:
Strombolian Eruption: A type of volcanic eruption characterized by jetting of clots or fountains of fluid basaltic lava from a central crater.

Source (http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/glossary.html

See Stromboli LIVE! ()

  • Large Lava Flow: (53.6 KB, 600x503, JPG)
  • Sulfur Deposit: (103 KB, 600x456, JPG)
  • Image from the Live Cam: (24.4 KB, 384x288, JPG)
Internal Links
  • Stromboli Movie #1: (504 KB, .MPG Format)
Stromboli Movie #1 Preview (100x75, 2.58 KB)
Movie #1
External Links
  • Stromboli Online Project:
    • See Stromboli LIVE!:
    • Stromboli: The Virtual Climb:
    • Current Stromboli Activity:
    • Stromboli Movies:
    • 3-D Pictures of Stromboli: - get the red and blue glasses out!

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