Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00058
Villages cling to the only relatively flat area on the island of Stromboli, seen here from the NE. Stromboli, known as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean," has been in continuous eruptive activity for at least 1300 years. It is the type locality for "strombolian" eruptions, moderate explosive eruptions that eject ash and incandescent bombs. Steam rises from the active vent at the head of the Sciara del Fuoco near the summit of the 924-m-high volcano.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft.
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