Eruption of Stromboli Volcano, Italy

Eruption of Stromboli Volcano, Italy
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Situated on one of Italy’s Aeolian Islands due north of Sicily, the Stromboli Volcano erupted again on Dec. 28, 2002. Seismologists have recorded increasing activity within Stromboli since May 2002. On Nov. 15 a small amount of lava began to flow from one of its summit craters.

This true-color image of Stromboli was acquired on Dec. 31, 2002, by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA.s Aqua satellite. The red outline shows the hot crater where lava has been flowing. Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and has been erupting off and on for about 2,000 years.

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  • Data Date:

    December 31, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    December 31, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration