The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
Climbing Stromboli volcano: Stromboli provides one of the most remarkable opportunities to watch volcanic eruptions from close: a natural ridge located 150 m above the active vents. A classic and all-time favorite tour by anyone interested in seeing active volcanoes!
Stromboli, a small island north of Sicily, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and famous for its normally small, but regular explosions throwing out glowing lava from several vents inside its summit crater. This activity has been going on for at least 2000 years, as long as there is written memory of the activity, which Stromboli lended its name to, the so-called strombolian activity.
Strombolian eruption at Stromboli on 10 April (INGV)
During the past week, activity at the volcano has picked up and resumed to its typical normal strombolian activity - good news for all who are going to visit the island during the starting tourist season. ...more
INGV reported averages of 1-4 explosions per hour from several vents in the crater terrace.
Daily frequency of explosions during the past weeks (INGV)
Strong Strombolian explosion on Feb 15th (INGV Catania)
Strombolian activity from the summit vents continues slowly to increase but always below normal levels. ...more
In the morning of Feb the 15th a brief but energetic series of 7-8 strong explosions occurred less than 2 minutes:it was characterized by the most powerful explosion observed since the end of the effusive activity. (Source: INGV Catania latest reports) [less]
Ash plume from a strombolian explosion at Stromboli this afternoon
The currently weak, sporadic strombolian activity from the summit vents increased during the past night when explosions became more frequent. A small peak in otherwise low tremor occurred a day earlier (9 Feb).
Emissions of gas from Stromboli volcano (INGV Catania)
No strombolian activity has been observed recently, only rare emissions of hot gas and diluted ash occur from time to time at the summit vents. ...more
CO2 emissions have decreased recently, but remain well above background, indicating that new magma is rising at depth. Access to the summit area is still closed, no excursions can be offered at the moment. [less]
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