Italy’s Stromboli Volcano Suddenly Erupts, Sends Lava Bombs Flying
Alessio Salvadori / Vedetta
A volcano in Italy known to blow its lid from time to time did it again – but this time it was caught on camera at night … which made the fireworks scary.
This happened early Sunday morning on the Italian island of Stromboli, which has a very active volcano right in the middle that erupts every now and then – sometimes killing a person or two, at least recently, but most of the time doesn’t. that wake people up. and scares them.
Fortunately, this last explosion was more of the last … the volcano started to explode around 3 a.m., but caused no injury and / or death, and no significant damage either. It seems that most of the activity has remained closer to the crater and the vent (the summit, roughly speaking).
However, according to the observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology near Mt. Etna – there appeared to be debris and lava seeping along the slope … which hikers sometimes visit during the day. So, yeah … it could have been bad.
Either way, it’s crazy to see the thing explode and launch lava bombs in front of the camera – webcams set up near the top of the volcano caught some of the action. According to reports, the whole thing lasted about four minutes before things calmed down.
Scientists say Sunday’s eruption was strong, but not as strong as a couple that happened last summer, which killed one person and sent other tourists running out to sea.
First a pandemic, 7.1 earthquakes, and now this … when do locusts come?
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