(Watchers) – A major explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano on June 25, 2019, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Osservatorio Etneo, reports. Video recorded by the surveillance cameras shows pyroclastic material has fallen onto the Sciara del Fuoco and inside the crater terrace with blocks that have even surpassed its edge. The seismic signal associated with the event lasted about 4 minutes. After this major explosion, no further major explosive events were observed.
The seismic tracing returned to the levels prior to the explosion, and normal Strombolian activity is visible from the surveillance cameras. Spectacular incandescent nighttime explosions at this volcano have long attracted visitors to the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.” Stromboli, the NE-most of the Aeolian Islands, has lent its name to the frequent mild explosive activity that has characterized its eruptions throughout much of historical time. READ MORE