Guest Video: Stromboli Erupts

This Italian volcano is usually active, with low-level gassy explosions.

Not so today.

Per the latest news report, at least one person is dead.

Dr. Klemetti is also an excellent source for reliable, up-to-date information when volcanoes erupt, either on Twitter or his Rocky Planet blog.

This is helpful, too. Here’s a tweet he embedded, showing the blast:

Here’s the Global Volcanism Page for Stromboli.

INGV Stromboli webcams (which appear to be out at the moment).

INGV Stromboli page (Italian)

Update, July 3, 2019, 7:23 p.m., Pacific:

Not much news — an unconfirmed report, as far as I can tell, that the victim was a 35-year-old man from Messina, and his companion, from Brazil, was rescued.

Apparently no one knows yet if anyone was up by the crater. Yes, you can look into at least some of the craters — I’m not really familiar with Stromboli but saw this just now, from yesterday:

There are shelters, but this happened so fast, as the tweeter notes, they wouldn’t have gotten there in time (and I wonder how effective the shelter would have been anyway):

Here’s what it looked like on the webicorder — a single blast, not a full-on eruption, but terrible enough.

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