Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Italy volcano eruption satellite image: The incredible activity as Stromboli BLOWS | World | News

A major explosion saw the Stromboli volcano in Italy erupt on Wednesday at 12.18pm local time. The eruption appears to have come from the summit vents, producing an ash plume that rose hundreds of metres into the sky. The explosion ejected bombs to the upper slopes of the volcano and caused a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the Sciara into the sea, Volcano Discovery reports.

Activity had been very high during the past weeks and the summit area was already closed.

Incredible satellite images have shown the intense explosion on the Italian island.

According to Italian agency ANSA, Stromboli produced a “loud roar” as it burst into life.

From webcam images, nothing unusual could be detected in the minutes before that indicated a major explosion was imminent.

Mount Stromboli has been in almost continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years.

A pattern of eruption is maintained in which explosions occur at the summit craters, with mild to moderate eruptions of incandescent volcanic bombs, at intervals ranging from minutes to hours.

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