(ORDO NEWS) — A volcano erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli on Sunday morning. A huge stream of lava splashed into the sea.
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured the aftermath of the eruption less than five hours after the event.
The eruption caused a partial collapse of the crater terrace, followed by large lava flows stretching out to sea. Huge columns of smoke rose several hundred meters above the volcano.
The Italian civil protection authorities have raised the alert from yellow to orange as “the situation of increased volcanic imbalance persists”.
This Sentinel-2 image has been processed using shortwave infrared to highlight the new lava flow.
Sentinel-2 is based on a constellation of two identical satellites, each equipped with an innovative high-resolution wide-angle multi-spectral imager with 13 spectral bands to monitor land and vegetation changes.
The Stromboli volcano is located on the northernmost island of the Aeolian archipelago, located near northern Sicily. The volcano has been active for the past 90 years.
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