Stromboli - Colby College

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Stromboli, Italy
Carl Lipani
Jabari Hurdle-Price
Department of Geology
Colby College
Basic Info
http://volcanoes6.wikispaces.com/Stromboli
o Stratovolcano
o Sciara del Fucco
o “Stream of Fire”
o 2 km in Diameter
o Elevation: 924 m
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/aeolian.htm
o Aeolian Islands
o African Plate and Eurasian
Plate Subduction Zone
Tectonics
http://geology.com/volcanoes/stromboli/
Mount Etna
• Theory: a microplate called the Ionian Plate broke
and pushed into the Eurasian Plate, creating an
opening in the Earth connecting to the mantle
http://geology.com/volcanoes/etna/
Continued
• Hawaiian volcanoes are:
- Mostly basaltic
- Mafic magma
- On top of a hot spot
• It is strange that Mt. Etna and Stromboli are so
basaltic and have mafic magma
Eruptions
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Active Eruptions for 2,000+ years
Intervals from minutes to hours daily
Major Eruptions: 1919, 1930, 2003
Strombolian
“Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”
http://www.meteoweb.eu/2014/08/isole-eolie-stromboli-leruzione-e-il-vulcano-tra-storia-miti-e-leggende/309832/
Rocks and Deposits
o Major rocks:
o Potassium rich basalt and andesite
o Minor rocks:
o Tephrite basanite
Interesting info
• In Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Center of the Earth
(Voyage au Centre de la Terre), Axel and Otto Lidenbrock
emerge from their subterranean journey from the volcano on
Stromboli
• Stromboli the movie!
• Stromboli the Food!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/common
s/f/f1/HomemadeStromboliAug05.jpg
https://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/201 http://blogs.agu.org/georneys/2012/11/20/wha
3/03/08/stromboli-1950-roberto-rossellini/
to-buy-a-geologist-for-christmas-2012-edition/
Tourism
• Villages have a population of 500 people
• More than 7,000 residents inhabit the island
during the summer
• The hike from the villages to the summit
normally takes three hours of hiking
• Very rare to get hurt or die from the volcano
Active monitoring
New integrated
geodetic monitoring
system at Stromboli
volcano
=Permanent GPS
Stations
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001379520500052
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Back up Systems
“Real-time Monitoring”
Bibliography
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Geological framework of the Eolian Islands,
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/boris/mirror/mirrored_html/EOLIEgeol.html ( accessed
26 January, 2015)
"Global Volcanism Program | Stromboli.”,
http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=211040&vtab=Background (accessed 24 January,
2015)
Right Now I/O, http://www.rightnow.io/breaking-news/volcanostromboli_bn_1358094690602.html , (Accessed 24 January, 2015)
Stromboli Erupts, http://montaraventures.com/blog/2007/02/28/stroboli-erupts/ (Accessed
25 January 2015)
Stromboli – Italy, http://geology.com/volcanoes/stromboli/ (Accessed 24 January, 2015)
Stromboli Volcano, http://geology.com/volcanoes/stromboli/stromboli-volcano.jpg (Accessed
24 January, 2015)
Travel Tips, http://traveltips.usatoday.com/mt-stromboli-volcano-information-62084.html
(accessed 25 January, 2015)
Volcano, Eolian Islands, Italy, http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/stromboli.html (accessed 24
January, 2015)

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