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Stromboli Volcano Explodes Without Warning 🌋

Strombolis volcano has erupted unexpectedly and volcanologists say the explosion was 10 times stronger than the average explosion.

Many Italians were woken up at 3am yesterday by the sounds of a violent eruption from Italy’s deadly volcano in Stromboli.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology reported an extremely loud eruption that sent lava and debris falling around the crater of the volcano and slope.

The eruption of the volcano lasted about four to five minutes before the island returned to its normal state. Webcam footage of the volcano caught lava raining throughout the island.

‘This morning’s explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average size of explosions at the volcano and comparable to the large eruption on 15 March 2017, but still about one order of magnitude smaller than the two paroxysms last year on 3 July and 28 August 2019,” writes Dr. Tom Pfeiffer of VolcanoDiscovery.com.

The eruption that took place on July 3 killed one hiker and left other tourists fleeing to the sea for safety.

Sources:

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[Volcano Discovery]
[Il Vulcano a Piedi Stromboli Trekking]

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