Bloke captures huge volcano eruption from his nearby sailboat
Unless you’ve been under a rock in recent days, you probably know that the Stromboli volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli in Sicily has blown its bloody load. Yeah, deadset, the volcano has erupted, killing one bloke and sending tourists packing. There’s been a fair whack of footage available online, but if you want to see what an eruption looks like from the safety of a sailboat, check this video out…
In it, you’ll get a lovely vista of the volcano spewing molten ash and hot lava into the sky.
As for the volcano itself, Stromboli’s well-known as one of the most active volcanoes in the bloody world and has been spitting hot rocks into the sky on an almost continual basis since 1932.
Still, that doesn’t stop hikers and tourists from climbing to the summit, looking into the lava and doing their best T2 impression. “There is one more chip and it has to be destroyed.”
Anyway, jokes aside, Italian authorities said there were two huge explosions on the central-southern side of the island that were preceded by lava spills. The smoke reached two kilometres into the sky.
Obviously, Italy’s pretty bloody aware of the threat volcanoes pose. They suffered that whole Pompeii thing and they’re also surrounded by a few active volcanoes. Guido Ventura, a volcanologist at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, says Italy needs to be concerned about more damage from Stromboli.
“What worries the most is not just the fall of incandescent molten lava fragments, but is most of the times the risk of tsunamis. Usually, the products of the eruption are deposited along the sides of the volcano, in what is commonly called the Sciara del Fuoco, a sort of valley opening on the northern side of Stromboli…all the pyroclastic materials and magma can provoke landslides of various intensity and, once they hit the water, they can trigger a tsunami.”
He says this caused the 2002 tsunamis and that Stromboli has triggered bigger tsunamis in the past.
Final thought: Obviously, you don’t wanna be too close to a bloody volcano when it flips its lid, but if you had to die under the pyroclastic flow, what position would you rock out in for eternity? Let us know in the comments.
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Video Link: Bella Sicilia