Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00057
Stromboli is shown in this aerial view with the top of the photo facing NW. It has been continuously active for more than 1,300 years and was constructed in two cycles, the last of which formed the western side of the island. A plume trails to the S from the active vent at the head of the Sciara del Fuoco. The scarp was created by a Pleistocene landslide and channels pyroclastic ejecta and lava flows to the west.
Photo by the Italian Air Force.
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