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 211040
Name: Stromboli
Lat/Lon: 38.789 , 15.213
Event Date: 28 Aug 2019 10:20 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: No people affected
Exposed Population 100km: About 1000000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 04 Jul 2019 06:45 UTC

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Italy - Stromboli Volcano eruption (ECHO 29 Aug 2019)Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:00

  • On 28 August 2019 10.17 UTC a paroxysm eruption occurred at Stromboli Volcano. The event affected the central–south area of the crater terrace. An eruptive column has risen for more than 2 km and the volcanic products have fallen along the flanks of the volcano reaching the coastline. 
  • The event generated a pyroclastic flow along the “Sciara del Fuoco” triggering a tsunami registered by the sea level gauges located in front of Sciara del Fuoco and few seconds later also by the tide gauge located in Ginostra. The detection of the tsunami event occurred at 10.21, with a peak-to-peak signal of 60-70 cm. 
  • As of 29 August, no casualties have been reported. The alert siren was immediately activated in Stromboli after the tsunami was detected. The event generated several wildfires close to the Ginostra village and two Canadair were deployed to extinguish them. 
  • A Volcanic Ash Advisory (VAA) has been issued by the Toulouse VAA Centre, with the aviation colour code red on 28 August at 10.56 UTC. After that, the code was decreased to Orange at 15.00 UTC.
Italy - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 04 Jul 2019)Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:02

  • Stromboli Volcano (Stromboli Island, Sicily Region) erupted on 3 July at 14.46 UTC, preceded by lava flow at 14:44 UTC. At least two paroxysms explosions were followed by 20 minor explosions.
  • The eruption column is at least 3 km above the summit and moving in a north-eastern direction. After the paroxysmal phase, volcanic activity has decreased. A tsunami of 40 cm was measured in Ginostra following the eruption.
  • As of 4 July, media report that one person died, one has been injured and at least 70 people have been evacuated. A number of fires broke out in several parts of the island due to the fall of magmatic products on the volcano's flanks. 
  • The Municipal Operation Centre of Lipari has been activated and two Italian Canadair were deployed to control the fires.
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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 03 Jul 2019 09:41.
INGV reported that during 30 June-2 July activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing low-to-medium intensity Strombolian explosions and degassing from multiple vents within the crater terrace. A high-energy explosion from vent C in Area C-S (South Central crater area) was recorded at 2303 on 25 June. The event lasted for about 28 seconds, ejected material that fell onto most of the crater terrace and into the Valle della Luna, and widened the vent. Source: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)
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