A large eruption at Mount Stromboli (Sicily region) has been recorded on Wednesday, August 28, around 12:00 (local time). Stromboli's eruption sent a large cloud of ash into the air and spilled lava into the sea. No injuries or infrastructure damages have yet been reported. It remains unclear if evacuation orders will be issued.
Further eruptions are possible in the coming days and weeks, and flight disruptions cannot be ruled out.
Mount Stromboli is one of Italy's most active volcanoes, with commonly occurring mild to moderate eruptions.
On July 3, an eruption caused the death of one tourist and the evacuations of the island, prompting authorities to close the summit to visitors until further notice.
Individuals present in affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders).
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