As of July 2014, the latest eruption of Mt. Stromboli began on June 30th, 2014. One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mt. Stromboli has been in a state of near-continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years.
Located in the Aeolian Islands of Italy, the majority of Mt. Stromboli's eruptions are small gas explosions. While larger eruptions are rare, the most violent eruption the volcano experienced in the past century occurred in 1930. Similar activity at other sites and volcanoes are often referred to as "Strombolian" eruptions. This style of eruption occurs intermittently with episodes lasting between 20 to 30 minutes.