Intense spattering and lava overflow at Stromboli’s Sciara del Fuoco, Italy

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A small lava flow began to spill from Stromboli’s crater terrace onto the upper Sciara del Fuoco around 20:30 UTC on December 17, 2023, with intense spattering from the central northern crater area.

The eruption was marked by continuous and intense spattering originating from a small vent in the volcano’s central northern crater area.

Seismologically, the volcano showed no significant changes. The average amplitude of the volcanic tremor remained at moderate levels, with no notable variation in the rate or amplitude of explosion quakes. Additionally, ground deformation data, as measured by clinometric and GNSS networks, did not show any significant variations, indicating that the volcanic activity did not substantially affect the volcano’s structure.

The production of the new lava flow was short-lived, ceasing before sunrise on December 18.

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1 COMUNICATO STROMBOLI – INGV – 21:01 UTC on December 17, 2023

2 Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): lava overflow on Sciara del Fuoco – Volcano Discovery – December 18, 2023

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