Stromboli: lava flow in Oct 2014

An effusive eruption began on Stromboli on 7 August 2014 and continued into Oct. After the first 5-10 days, lava flows no longer reached the sea, but produced varying channels of active lava flows on the upper parts of the slope. Constant rockfalls from these flows provided a fascinating view especially at night. The following photos were taken during our recent tour to Stromboli and Etna from 5-13 Oct 2014.
View onto the upper half of the Sciara del Fuoco on 7 Oct afternoon. The lava flow is barely visible, mostly due to the dust stirred up from blocks detaching from its fronts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the upper half of the Sciara del Fuoco on 7 Oct afternoon. The lava flow is barely visible... [info]
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The active flow front at approx. 500 m elevation. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The active flow front at approx. 500 m elevation. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dust trails from blocks rolling down the Sciara. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dust trails from blocks rolling down the Sciara. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Occasionally, the western vent in the summit terrace produces explosions with ash emissions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Occasionally, the western vent in the summit terrace produces explosions with ash emissions. (Photo:... [info]
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Stromboli's shadow pointing to the rising full moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stromboli's shadow pointing to the rising full moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Stromboli has marvelous sunsets... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stromboli has marvelous sunsets... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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At dusk, the lava becomes brighter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At dusk, the lava becomes brighter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Blue hour setting over Strombolicchio islet with its lighthouse. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Blue hour setting over Strombolicchio islet with its lighthouse. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava flow front near the Sciara escarpment. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow front near the Sciara escarpment. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava flow front and glowing rockfalls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow front and glowing rockfalls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava becomes brighter and brighter as daylight fades. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava becomes brighter and brighter as daylight fades. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing rockfall trails on the middle section of the Sciara del Fuoco (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing rockfall trails on the middle section of the Sciara del Fuoco (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing rockfalls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing rockfalls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing rockfalls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing rockfalls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The Sciara del Fuoco on 9 Oct evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Sciara del Fuoco on 9 Oct evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Looking down to the shore onto the dark lava delta created by the current eruption (covering the 2007 lava delta in the same place). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Looking down to the shore onto the dark lava delta created by the current eruption (covering the 200... [info]
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3 active branches are visible on the upper Sciara del Fuoco (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
3 active branches are visible on the upper Sciara del Fuoco (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Active lava flows after sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active lava flows after sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava flows only reach about 500 m elevation, but glowing blocks roll down almost to the sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flows only reach about 500 m elevation, but glowing blocks roll down almost to the sea (Pho... [info]
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Night over Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco - the distant island of Salina in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Night over Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco - the distant island of Salina in the background. (Photo: To... [info]
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