Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Stromboli
in Italy

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Stromboli Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000053
Name: Stromboli
Lat/Lon: 38.789 , 15.213
Event Date: 09 Oct 2022 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 3000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1000000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2022 09:52 UTC


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Stromboli - Significant volcanic eruptionTue, 11 Oct 2022 10:01

On 9 October at 07:22 UTC, the monitoring networks of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and the Laboratory of Experimental Geophysics (LGS), recorded the occurrence of a pyroclastic flow from the northern crater area that channelled along the Sciara del Fuoco (northern Stromboli) and reached the sea. After this event, a tsunami of 2 cm has been detected by the Punta Labronzo and Punta dei Corvi buoys, as reported by the Laboratory of Experimental Geophysics (LGS).

The phenomenon was immediately followed by the partial collapse of the terrace crater, and a considerable lava overflow that spread along the Sciara del Fuoco branching into several lava flows that reached the coastline.

On 10 October 2022 at 04:42 UTC, a further collapse of the central area of the crater happened, causing seismic tremor. The effusive activity is ongoing.

The Department of Civil Protection has increased the alert for the Stromboli volcano from yellow to orange following the recent activity.

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Stromboli report has been published on 05 Oct 2022 10:01.
INGV reported that during 26 September-2 October activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing explosions from three vents in Area N (North Crater area) and at least two vents in Area C-S (South-Central Crater area). Low-intensity explosions from the N1 vent (Area N) ejected course material (bombs and lapilli) 80-150 m high at a rate of 3-5 explosions per hour. Spattering was visible at the N2 vent (Area N). Explosions from at least two vents in Area C-S, which were not visible due to the camera views, ejected ash and course material less than 150 m above the vent at a rate of 1-5 events per hour. At 1524 on 29 September an explosion at N2 generated an ash plume that rose 300 m above the summit and ejected abundant amounts of lava fragments, lapilli, and bombs along the Sciara del Fuoco. Four subsequent, low-intensity explosions ejected tephra 100 m high. Spattering activity at the vent intensified afterwards and through the next day. Beginning at 1115 on 3 October a lava flow emerged from Area N and traveled down the Sciara del Fuoco, reaching the ocean. Source: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)
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Latest media headlines

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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Oct 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Pop ... 2022-10-12T23:21+0200.

(12 Oct ) A glacial flood (jökulhlaup) from Grímsvötn volcano within Vatnajökull glacier has started. Preliminary measurements from the university of Iceland estimate a small flood as a low water level (=fifth the volume of the last flood)
Migranti, bimba di 2 anni beve acqua di mare durante viaggio: è grave2022-10-12T19:56+0200.

Altre 110 migranti sono stati imbarcati, lasciandosi alle spalle l’hotspot di contrada Imbriacola a Lampedusa, sul traghetto di linea Paolo Veronese che in serata giungerà a Porto Empedocle Una bimba di 2 anni e la madre, arrivate a Lampedu
Eruzione Stromboli, si alza l’allerta sull’isola meridionale2022-10-12T19:38+0200.

L’eruzione del vulcano Stromboli mette la popolazione dell’isola siciliana in apprensione. Incredibilmente se da una parte la Protezione Civile locale ha alzato l’allerta ad arancione, dall’altra si sta trasformando in una attrazione turist

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (3), WMO (1), INFORM (2),