Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Stromboli
in Italy

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Stromboli Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000053
Name: Stromboli
Lat/Lon: 38.789 , 15.213
Event Date: 04 Dec 2022 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: 10 Oct 2022 09:52 UTC


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Stromboli - Significant volcanic eruptionTue, 11 Oct 2022 10:01

On 9 October at 07:22 UTC, the monitoring networks of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and the Laboratory of Experimental Geophysics (LGS), recorded the occurrence of a pyroclastic flow from the northern crater area that channelled along the Sciara del Fuoco (northern Stromboli) and reached the sea. After this event, a tsunami of 2 cm has been detected by the Punta Labronzo and Punta dei Corvi buoys, as reported by the Laboratory of Experimental Geophysics (LGS).

The phenomenon was immediately followed by the partial collapse of the terrace crater, and a considerable lava overflow that spread along the Sciara del Fuoco branching into several lava flows that reached the coastline.

On 10 October 2022 at 04:42 UTC, a further collapse of the central area of the crater happened, causing seismic tremor. The effusive activity is ongoing.

The Department of Civil Protection has increased the alert for the Stromboli volcano from yellow to orange following the recent activity.

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Italy - Volcano eruption (ECHO 05 Dec 2022)Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:33

  • On 4 December after 14.00 UTC the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) reported the occurrence of lava and pyroclastic flows from the northern and the central-southern sectors of the crater area of the Stromboli Volcano (Aeolian Islands, just north of Sicily Island). The pyroclastic activity was most probably followed by the partial collapse of the terrace crater in the north sector.
  • The pyroclastic flows (that generated significant ash falls) channelled along the "Sciara del Fuoco" (northern flank of the volcano) and reached the sea around 16.00 UTC. According to INGV and the Italian Civil Protection, a tsunami event with sea level change up to 1.5 metres has been detected.
  • As of 5 December, there are no reports of any casualties or damage across the Stromboli Island and the Aeolian Islands.
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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 05 Oct 2022 10:01.
INGV reported that during 26 September-2 October activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing explosions from three vents in Area N (North Crater area) and at least two vents in Area C-S (South-Central Crater area). Low-intensity explosions from the N1 vent (Area N) ejected course material (bombs and lapilli) 80-150 m high at a rate of 3-5 explosions per hour. Spattering was visible at the N2 vent (Area N). Explosions from at least two vents in Area C-S, which were not visible due to the camera views, ejected ash and course material less than 150 m above the vent at a rate of 1-5 events per hour. At 1524 on 29 September an explosion at N2 generated an ash plume that rose 300 m above the summit and ejected abundant amounts of lava fragments, lapilli, and bombs along the Sciara del Fuoco. Four subsequent, low-intensity explosions ejected tephra 100 m high. Spattering activity at the vent intensified afterwards and through the next day. Beginning at 1115 on 3 October a lava flow emerged from Area N and traveled down the Sciara del Fuoco, reaching the ocean. Source: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (3), WMO (1), INFORM (2),