Stromboli, one of the four active volcanoes in Italy, has seen fresh eruptions in the last 48 hours.
A spectacular explosion on Sunday sent a dense plume of dark smoke and ash into the air above the Italian island.
#Italy – Dec. 4, 2022-Volcano #SciaradelFuoco in Stroboli island eruption this morning!The activity at the volcano increased dramatically today.Lava overflowed,major landslides occurred that turned into pyroclastic flows reaching the sea & producing ash plumes reaching 1500m alt. pic.twitter.com/sQTWnxsNRW
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The eruption caused part of the crater to collapse. The rock detached from the ridge and plummeted into the sea below, triggering a small tsunami off the Aeolian island.
The tidal wave reportedly measured one and a half meters high. Although alarm sirens were sounded, the tsunami did not cause any damage upon reaching the coast.
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A 4.6 magnitude earthquake was also recorded. The tremor did not result in any injuries or damage.
The eruption occurred from the highly active southeast side of the volcano. Fresh explosions were witnessed on Monday.