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Sentinel-2 views huge burn scar on the island of Stromboli, Italy

stromboli june 6 2022 sentinel-2 the watchers

A large wildfire scorched around 250 ha (617 acres) of forest on the NE flank of Stromboli volcano at the end of May 2022. Fueled by strong winds, the fire also threatened some homes near the coast.

The fire started on May 25 and was followed by a strong eruption on May 26.1

On June 6, European Sentinel-2 caught a clear-sky view of the island, showing a huge burn scar.

Stromboli, Italy on June 6, 2022 - Enhanced Natural Color
Stromboli, Italy on June 6, 2022 - SWIR
stromboli 3D on june 6 2022 sentinel-2 the watchers

The video below shows the fire burning on the island on May 25:

Stromboli volcano on May 22, 2022
Stromboli island, Italy before the fire. Credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2. Processed by The Watchers / EO Browser

References:

1 Strong explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy – The Watchers – June 26, 2022

Featured image credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2, EO Browser, The Watchers

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