Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, ItalyA major paroxysmal eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at around 10:17 UTC on August 28, 2019.
The explosion has affected the central-southern area of the crater terrace, INGV said. The products generated by the explosion spread throughout the terrace and along the Sciara del Fuoco, rolling to reach the coastline. The phenomenon in question is also visible on the seismic track.
The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red.
"For the moment it is highly unlikely that there will be excursions onto the summit of Stromboli anytime soon. The whole handling of tourism on this volcano will certainly be thoroughly reviewed. With explosions like those of July 3and today, there would have been no chance of survival for anybody at the summit," INGV's Boris Behncke said.
A large scoria cone in Area C-S (South Central crater area) jetted material 200 m (656 feet) high. Lava from Area C-S vents continued to travel down the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco, reaching 500 - 600 m (1 640 - 1 968 feet) elevation.
At least two powerful explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on July 3, 2019, killing one person.
The sequence was preceded by lava spills from all active mouths at 14:44 UTC. A strong intensity explosion took place at 15:16 UTC, producing an ash column up to 2 km (1.2 miles) above the summit, dispersing in a SW direction.
This is certainly the strongest explosion at Stromboli since March 2007, Behncke said at the time.
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