with videoStromboli volcano near Sicily erupted twice in 16 hours. On Sunday, part of the crater wall collapsed, causing a flow of lava. This morning there was a second explosion.
Angelo Van Shayk
Usually they do not look at Stromboli from an eruption. On average, the volcano erupts every 15 minutes, but Sunday morning it was more intense than usual. The crater on the north side of the small island just north of Sicily exploded. Part of the pit wall collapsed. Huge lava flows from the volcanic eruption into the sea, producing smoke and steam.
This morning, Stromboli made another noise, again with an abnormally large eruption, this time causing a minor earthquake. The tsunami watch was also launched, but the water level rose by only 2 cm.
Increase alert level
Civil Defense raised the alert level to orange, which means the volcano is being closely monitored. The mayor of the seven Aeolian Islands, which includes Stromboli, also advised residents and tourists to close windows and doors and stay indoors as much as possible.
However, Mayor Ricardo Jolo does not want to cause panic. “There are about 600 people on the island, both tourists and residents,” he told the Aden Kronos news agency. “But everyone is calm because there is no volcanic activity on the inhabited side of the island to worry about.”
Ash cloud towards homes
In fact, most residents and tourists pay little attention to the orange symbol that has been announced. Some even rent a boat to get a better view of the amazing eruption from the sea.
On the opposite small island of Ginostra, where about forty people live, residents are worried. Strong northeast winds blow a cloud of ash toward homes on the island. “Because of the dust, the rainwater in the tank has become unusable,” German Carola told the newspaper. Corriere della Sera. She and her husband have lived in Ginostra for years. “The situation is under control now, and the lava has reached the sea naturally. The danger is the gas that accumulates in the magma chamber and can cause explosions. Let’s hope the situation does not get worse.”
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