Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Stromboli
in Italy

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Stromboli can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000021
Name: Stromboli
Lat/Lon: 38.789 , 15.213
Event Date: 19 May 2021 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 3000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1000000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 19 May 2021 15:00 UTC


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Italy - Stromboli Volcano eruption (ECHO 20 May 2021)Thu, 20 May 2021 16:15

  • On 19 May at 12.51 UTC the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology and Università of Firenze reported the collapse of one of the cones in the North-Eastern sector of the crater area of the Stromboli volcano (Aeolian Islands). A pyroclastic flow was observed along the "Sciara del Fuoco" (northern flank of the volcano) that reached the sea and propagated over 1 km from the coastline. An eruptive column has risen 1,5-2 km. 
  • Following the collapse effusive activity started and the lava flow reached the sea soon after. 
  • As a consequence of the event, a sea level change of about 60 cm has been detected by the tide gauge located in Ginostra a few minutes later the event. 
  • According to media reports, as of 20 May, no casualties or injuries have been reported.   
  • On 19 May at 14.20 UTC, a Volcanic Ash Advisory (VAA) has been issued by the Toulouse VAA Centre, with the aviation colour code orange. 
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Stromboli report has been published on 28 Apr 2021 09:18.
INGV reported that during 19-25 April activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing explosive activity from Area N (North Crater area) and in Area C-S (South-Central Crater area), though sometime weather conditions prevented visual observations. Explosions from two vents in the N1 vent (Area N) ejected lapilli and bombs 250 m high, and produced minor ash emissions. Explosions at N2 vents (Area N) averaged 11-14 events per hour. Periods of visible spattering were most notable on 24 April. Explosions from at least three vents in Area C-S occurred at a rate of 1-5 events per hour and ejected coarse material more than 250 m high. Source: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)
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Latest media headlines

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Stromboli ed Etna: i due vulcani si risvegliano insiemeSat, 22 May 2021 08:43:00 +0200.

Doppio spettacolo in Sicilia dove i vulcani Etna e Stromboli si risvegliano insieme. Sia l’Etna che lo Stromboli sono vulcani in piena attività e i loro parossismi ed esplosioni sono ogni volta spettacoli straordinari. Stavolta si sono cons
NUMERI VINCENTI LOTTO E SUPERENALOTTO/ Estrazioni 20 maggio 2021: Supe ... Sat, 22 May 2021 00:22:00 +0200.

LA SMORFIA NAPOLETANA DEL LOTTO. Le interpretazioni della Smorfia Napoletana per quanto riguarda l’estrazione del Lotto di giovedì 20 maggio 2021 parono dal numero 5 che è stato protagonista di una quadrupla estrazione e rappresenta “La man
Eruzione Stromboli, la situazione ore 18 : materiale...Sat, 22 May 2021 00:18:00 +0200.

Eruzione Stromboli, la situazione di ieri ore 18 : materiale vulcanico in mare. VIDEO. Continua la fuoriuscita di materiale piroclastico verso il mare, la situazione alle ore 18 vista dal drone. Continua la fuoriuscita di materiale piroc
Il mistero dei due vulcani. Etna e Stromboli in eruzione forse per sal ... Fri, 21 May 2021 15:18:00 +0200.

. Una nuova forte eruzione ha interessato il vulcano situato dell'arco Eoliano, situato sull'Isola di Stromboli, con un’alta colonna di fumo, con tanto di lancio di lapilli incandescenti e fuoriuscita di lava. L’attività, intensa da alcuni

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (3), WMO (1), INFORM (2),