Stromboli volcano (Italy) activity update: strong and frequent explosions at summit crater
Friday Jun 08, 2012 09:38 AM | BY: T
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.
Since the last lateral eruption in March 2007, Stromboli has been in a heightened state of activity overall during most of the past years, indicating that magma levels inside the conduit are relatively high. The question is when again the magma finds its way out through a fissure on the flank on Sciara del Fuoco to produce another effusive eruption with a new lava flow.
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Sunday, Sep 18, 2011
2-3 few days ago, the activity of Stromboli decreased significantly from its record intensity observed during the first half of September, and is now back at normal levels. ... [more]
Monday, Sep 12, 2011
During most of August and up to today, Stromboli's activity has been at some of its highest levels observed in recent decades. Protagonist has been the NE crater, which has been continuing to produce powerful lava bubbles. Ejections of incandescent lava bombs often reached more than 500 m height, and hit both the Pizzo and Bastimento areas, the most popular viewing points (which for this reason remained closed for excursions most of the time). ... [more]
Monday, Aug 22, 2011
Stromboli volcano continues to be at an elevated level of activity, with frequent long-lasting spattering episodes from the NE crater, and occasional lava flows on the crater terrace. This indicates that the magma level inside its conduits is still unusually high. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011
The unusually strong summit activity at Stromboli volcano continues. Limited access to the summit area has been reopened for groups accompanied by certified guides only. This access permission is subject to daily review by the local Civil Protection. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2011
The lava flow from yesterday is no longer active at the moment. As initially suspected, it was an overflow from the NE crater, not from a new flank vent. The explosive strombolian summit activity is continuing. The Civil Protection has temporarily closed access to the summit. [more]