The Italian volcano Stromboli off the coast of Sicily broke out again on Wednesday. This was the second time that a cloud of smoke shot up in less than two months. According to the Reuters news agency, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology reported a high-intensity explosion on Wednesday.
There was no immediate indication of injury or major damage, but ask local authorities to be vigilant on the island and stay in safe locations to avoid contact with volcanic ash.
The eruption on Wednesday waswhen a hiker was killed and tourists jumped for safety into the sea. Molten material from the volcano from this eruption ignited a series of fires.
Italy has three active main volcanoes: Etna in Sicily, Vesuvius near Naples and Stromboli, which bears the name of the small Sicilian island. Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, according to Geology.com, and has been erupting almost continuously since 1932.