Stomboli Alean 2 copy.jpg (28380 bytes) Stromboli, Italy, is a stratovolcano island. Known as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" it has been in nearly continuous activity for more than 2000 years. Small explosions of lava fragments are hurled up from the crater every 15 to 20 minutes. This beautiful copyrighted photo by Dr. Juerg Alean was taken in October 1997, and is used here with permission.

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