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Stromboli Volcano Eruption Forces School To Be Closed

Picture: MSN & The New York Times

On Sunday, the alarm sirens in Sicilian Island set off due to the Stromboli volcano has been erupted. The rapid explosion caused ash to linger in the air and also into the sea. The catastrophe was captured by a camera from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).

The INGV also recorded an earthquake of 4.6 magnitudes early on Sunday morning on the Ritcher scale south of the volcano. The earthquake triggered the volcano to erupt in the area.


Picture: The Globetrotting Detective

Italy’s Department of Civil Protection raised the alert that the catastrophe also triggered a small tsunami. The tsunami’s waves were 1.5 metres high.

The alert level was orange, which allows experts to monitor and inspect the incident around the volcano more closely. Besides that, the authorities have enforced the local population to follow the safety rules provided. Furthermore, the Coast Guard also monitored the lava flow, and the ash scattered into the sea. For safety, all schools in parts of Italy were directed to be closed on Monday.

According to the report, Mount Stromboli often erupts and is about 920 metres high.

Mount Stromboli was not the only volcano that has erupted these days. In Indonesia on Sunday, Semeru volcano erupted while in Hawaii, Mauna Loa has been flowing lava.

Sources: abc15 Arizona, MSN

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