Italian volcanoes Etna and Stromboli erupt on same day

May 20, 2021 516

The Italian volcanoes of Stromboli and Etna both erupted today, 19 May, according to Italy's volcanology institute INGV. Etna, located in the north-east of Sicily, erupted just after 07.00 this morning, reports local newspaper La Sicilia.

A strong blast occurred on the nearby Aeolian island of Stromboli just before 15.00 this afternoon, the latest in an "intense phase of renewed volcanic activity," according to INGV. A large plume of black smoke hangs over Stromboli, with lava and lapili flowing towards the sea in an uninhabited part of the island, reports news agency ANSA.

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