The volcano on Stromboli island in Italy erupted yesterday. The volcanic eruption hurled a massive amount of ash and smoke one mile up the sky. As of this writing, the eruption has not caused any injuries or casualties. Notably, reports commit that this is the second eruption of the volcano in as many months.
According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the eruption that occurred is called a High-Intensity eruption. A High-Intensity eruption is a type of eruption that shoots clouds of ash and smoke to the sky. Accordingly, this eruption shot smokes more than a mile up from its crater. On the contrary, a Low-Intensity eruption is a type of eruption where the lava flows directly downward from the crater.
Despite the seeming danger, the Italian Government has not called for an evacuation of the immediate surroundings. As the Stromboli Volcano is one of the three active volcanoes in the country; the other two being Etna and Vesuvius, matters such as consecutive eruptions seem to be a normal thing to them. This despite having one casualty during the first eruption that occurred less than a month ago. However, the government called for extreme vigilance and care especially for those residing within the radius of the volcano.
Stromboli tourists caught videos
Multiple tourists and visitors caught the eruption on record. In a video, it would seem as if the pyroclastic materials and smoke were racing towards those in the boat. The tourist exclaimed: “We immediately increased the speed of the boat to the maximum, even though, being a sailboat, the speed was still limited”. Then the cloud arrived at sea and began to advance quickly towards us,”.
According to scientists, the Stromboli Volcano’s activity has been consistent over the last 2,000 years. To this day, it remains as one of the world’s most active volcano.
You may read the tourists’ comments here.