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28 Aug 2019 | 12:34 PM UTC

Italy: Large eruption at Mount Stromboli August 28

Italy News Alert

Large eruption at Mount Stromboli (Sicily region) August 28; details emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Mount Stromboli

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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