28 August 201913.14 A strong explosion occurred shortly after midday on Stromboli, with the fallout of sand, ash and other volcanic material. The eruption, preceded by a loud roar, would have been of greater intensity than the one that caused a victim on 3 July. A column of smoke has risen, visible even several kilometers away. A group of tourists took refuge in the church of San Vincenzo to shelter from the ash rain. Small fires have developed on the slope of Ginostra.