Experts have recorded high levels of seismic activity at the Stromboli volcano in the Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily.
The flurry of eruptions comes after a major explosion at the volcano on December 1, according to the Catania section of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, which monitors Stromboli.
It is accompanied by a sharp increase in infrasonic pressure.
The incredible video shows the lava as it flows from the summit and into the sea, which is being closely monitored by the INGV and Civil Defence.
A new lava flow can be seen from the volcano’s north-eastern crater on December 15.
A vent was also captured as it shot out spurts of lava, which could then be seen flowing out of the crater and down the “stream of fire”, the part of Stromboli’s northern slope scarred by centuries of eruptions.
The flow of lava has stopped, but volcanic acitivity remains at a high and access to the volcano’s highest slopes have been closed for safety.
Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has been erupting almost continuously since 1932.
Seen from far and wide, eruptions at night have been dubbed the “lighthouse of the Mediterranean”.
Stromboli has been in almost continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years.
It is one of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily.