Stromboli Volcano Erupting

Stromboli volcanoThe famous volcano on the island of Stromboli has erupted as many as 23 times in recent days, with no sign of stopping, experts warned Monday. Seismic tremors ranging from medium to high levels began Sunday, according to vulcanologists and civil protection agencies monitoring the island north of Sicily.

Lava has been flowing and experts are debating whether they will need to evacuate people living on the island, made famous in the classic 1950 Italian-American film Stromboli directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring Ingrid Bergman.

Authorities who met in Messina said they are concerned that island residents living along the shoreline could be threatened by waves caused by the volcanic activity. Stromboli, part of the string of eight Aeolian Islands, has erupted very frequently in small, energetic bursts for centuries.

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