Live Webcam at Stromboli Volcano in Italy
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- Location: Stromboli Volcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy
- Source: Experimental Geophysics Laboratory of the Department of Earth Sciences
- Info: Live streaming webcam featuring the active volcano of Stromboli one of the Aeolian Islands, off the Italian coast.
More info: The camera gives views of the the edge of the volcano crater and is particularly impressive at night. The webcam is placed by the Experimental Geophysics Laboratory of the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Florence (LGS) who perform volcanic surveillance for Stromboli and Etna volcanoes, and manage Early Warning alert systems in agreement with the Department of Civil Protection.
Located off the coast of southern Italy, Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and has been erupting almost continuously since 1932. It is also known as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" due to the fact that its eruptions have been visible for long distances at night.
The base of the volcano begins over 1000 meters below the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea and it rises to an elevation of 924 meters above sea level. The current eruptive vents are located at the top of the Sciara del Fuoco (Stream of Fire), a large collapse scar on the northwest side of the island which formed about 5,000 years ago. Periodically, Stromboli's eruptive style transitions and vents near the summit produce lava flows that are funnelled by the Sciara del Fuoco to the sea; the most recent of these occurred in 2002 and 2007.
This live webcam is courtesy of the Experimental Geophysics Laboratory of the Department of Earth Sciences - University of Florence