For the first time since 2014, the Stromboli volcano has erupted off the north coast of Sicily. It has caused lava to flow into the sea after an increased amount of volcanic activity and eruption this past week.
The History of the Stromboli Volcano
The Stromboli volcano is one of the three active volcanoes in all of Italy. The volcano eruptions of Stromboli began over 200,000 years ago. This volcano specifically causes destructions ranging from gas, various types of lava flow, and explosions. The Stromboli volcano is sometimes known as the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean” because of its extensive eruption history.
All Are Safe
Thankfully, there were no reported injuries or deaths from the volcano’s eruption. Because the Stromboli volcano is one of the most active in the world, citizens are usually prepared for what it has in store. The Mayor of Lipari Riccardo Gullo (in Stromboli), let reporters know that there was no reason to worry, for they have equipped tourists and citizens to stay inside and be cautious. After a citizen lost their life to volcanic activity in 2019, Italy has been more cautious toward how react to natural catastrophes.
WATCH-Smoke and Lava
- Stromboli Volcano [esa]
- Stromboli Volcano-Italy [Geology.com]
- WATCH: Lava flows into the sea as Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts [THE LOCAL]
- Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts, lava stretches to the sea [ABC News]