WATCH: Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts unexpectedly, lava bombs and fireballs

Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupted without warning early on Sunday morning, surprising its island’s residents with a dramatic explosion that shot fireballs and lava into the air.

The eruption happened at around 3 am on Sunday and lasted for about four minutes. There was a loud explosion that scattered lava and debris down the sides of the crater where hikers often climb.

Webcam footage captured the exploding “lava bombs”.

On July 3, 2019, the volcano erupted killing a hiker.

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Rebecca Ann Hughes

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