Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): strong activity and a report from a visit on 5 July
Samstag Jul 07, 2012 12:05 | VON: T
"Thursday 5th of July, what's in a date... We were lucky to be on the right spot at the right time… Our third day at Stromboli, we went for the easy hike via San Bartolo to the north to the “osservatoria”.
It’s an easy 5km walk. Once you arrive at the restaurant at the “osservatoria” you can take a small footpath that leads you to two look outs, one at altitude 200m and one at 400m. When we arrived at the 400m height, we had a beautiful view at the “Sciara del Fuoco” , the collapsed northern wall of the Stromboli… When the sun went to sleep that day, one of the craterholes started to spit his lava in a continuous way while the other holes kept their rhythmes, that means an explosion every half an hour. After a few hours we started to see an orange glow at the slope… The Stromboli had already spitted that much lava that a stream of lava was born… He only went a bit more then halfway the “Sciara del Fuoco”, at that point the rocks broke down from the head of the stream and went downhill, at highspeed and with a lot of noise, into the Mediterranean sea. An experience we will never forget !!
Finally we visited a volcano in full action ;-) You must know that last summer we went to Hawai’i to see the volcanoes, a few days after we booked our holiday, an earthquake disturbed the lava flows that were going on since 1983. Only 4 months (in 30 years) there was no flow to see... and we were there at that time ;-((
Lien & Lorre"
Freitag, Jul 06, 2012
An episode of increased activity was observed at Stromboli on 5 July evening. Tremor was visible on the seismic recording and Dr. Boris Behncke (INGV Catania) reported a lava fountain from the western vent in the crater accompanied by a small lava flow on the Sciara del Fuoco. ... [mehr]
Freitag, Jun 29, 2012
The amateur photographer Paul Wijnands had the great luck to take a photo of a rare smoke ring at Stromboli volcano 20-06-2012 around 14:45 and 14:50 hrs. [mehr]
Dienstag, Jun 26, 2012
Our colleague Marc Szlegat just returned from a visit to Stromboli volcano whose activity has recently been increasing. Marc observed that there were 5 active glowing vents within the crater terrace. The most spectacular explosions took place from the eastern vent, the cone that had been building since 2009. They occurred roughly every 20 minutes, with sometime powerful explosions ejecting lava bombs up to 300 m height, many of which falling onto the Sciara del Fuoco. ... [mehr]
Freitag, Jun 08, 2012
Stromboli volcano is in a phase of strong activity. Reports by visitors and images taken with the webcams show that in particular the northwestern vent in the summit crater often produces strong explosions that shower the crater terrace with incandescent lava. ... [mehr]
Donnerstag, Jan 01, 1970
03.02 Vor wenigen Tagen ging die Aktivität von Stromboli deutlich von seinen Rekord Intensität während der ersten Hälfte des Monats September beobachtet, und ist jetzt wieder auf normalem Niveau. Die NE-Krater (Richtung Stromboli Dorf und gut sichtbar an der Sciara del Fuoco) ist noch zeigen beeindruckende Explosionen von flüssiger Lava Blasen alle 15-30 Minuten, mit Explosionen in der Regel erreicht 100-200 m Höhe, Duschen den äußeren Flanken des Kegels mit glühende Bomben, von denen viele dann rollen die Sciara ins Meer. Mindestens 2 andere Öffnungen in den zentralen und NW Krater Bereich zeigen auch strombolianische Eruptionen von ähnlicher Intensität zu etwas längeren Abständen. Nur schwache spritzt es von Zeit zu Zeit von den NW-Membran. Ausflüge in die Gipfelregion des Stromboli, nun wieder zu öffnen, wurden wieder aufgenommen. [mehr]