Mt. Stromboli has been in almost continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years. A pattern of eruption is maintained in which explosions occur at the summit craters, with mild to moderate eruptions of incandescent volcanic bombs, at intervals ranging from minutes to hours. This Strombolian eruption, as it is known, is also observed at other volcanoes worldwide. Eruptions from the summit craters typically result in a few short, mild, but energetic bursts, ranging up to a few hundred meters in…

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Stromboli, Italy Why It’s Cool: The volcano’s smoldering, perfectly shaped cone can be seen from just about everywhere, and it’s especially dramatic on a nighttime boat tour. Getting up close requires a three-hour steep climb through vastly different landscapes. Just don’t be surprised by rumblings and explosive sounds as you near the red glowing crater that spews hot ash, gases, and molten rocks.

Stromboli, Italy The iconic Mt. Stromboli is one of the live volcanoes in Italy. It has an unique constant eruption pattern which occurs roughly every 20 mins and has done so for the past 2000 years. The UFO disk shape of cloud appears on top of Mt. Stromboli in this picture is due to the cooler air condensing when passing over the hot volcano.

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