Stromboli volcano photos: strong activity June 2014

Towards the end of May 2014, activity at Stromboli volcano strongly increased as the magma level inside the conduit rose considerably. The following pictures were taken during two climbs to the volcano with official mountain guides on 9 and 10 June, as part of our recent tour to Stromboli and Etna.
Ash plume from an eruption seen from the 400 m viewpoint in the afternoon of 9 June. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume from an eruption seen from the 400 m viewpoint in the afternoon of 9 June. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Climbing towards the summit area in the evening around sunset, the eruptions from the NE vent become more and more impressive. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Climbing towards the summit area in the evening around sunset, the eruptions from the NE vent become... [info]
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Liquid spatter ejected during a modest eruption from the NE vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Liquid spatter ejected during a modest eruption from the NE vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View from Pizzo. We count a total 14 or 15 active vents, while an eruption occurs from the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from Pizzo. We count a total 14 or 15 active vents, while an eruption occurs from the NE crater... [info]
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One of the frequent eruptions from the NE hornito. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of the frequent eruptions from the NE hornito. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The strongest eruptions occurred from the western (twin) vent and the NE crater. In this case, they erupted simultaneously with ejections of incandescent lava to more than 200 m height. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The strongest eruptions occurred from the western (twin) vent and the NE crater. In this case, they ... [info]
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Tall eruption from the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall eruption from the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strombolian eruptions also occurred from time to time from the central crater vent, which otherwise was constantly spattering. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian eruptions also occurred from time to time from the central crater vent, which otherwise ... [info]
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Powerful explosion from the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful explosion from the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mild strombolian eruption from the NW hornito and spattering from 3 other vents in the western and central crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mild strombolian eruption from the NW hornito and spattering from 3 other vents in the western and c... [info]
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3 simultaneous strombolian eruptions from the western NW and central vents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
3 simultaneous strombolian eruptions from the western NW and central vents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bright eruption from the NE vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bright eruption from the NE vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Stromboli - the lighthouse of the Tyrrhenian Sea... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stromboli - the lighthouse of the Tyrrhenian Sea... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption from the NE vent on 10 June evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from the NE vent on 10 June evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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NE crater eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
NE crater eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The western crater and spattering from two vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The western crater and spattering from two vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption from the NW hornito (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from the NW hornito (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Jet-like eruption starting at the western vent (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Jet-like eruption starting at the western vent (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spattering from the central crater (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering from the central crater (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spattering from the central crater (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering from the central crater (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption at NE crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption at NE crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing rain over the western crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing rain over the western crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing rain over the western crater (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing rain over the western crater (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption from the NW hornito (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from the NW hornito (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the upper area of the image: a pale purple flame (or incandescent gas?), similar to a giant Bunsen burner, often erupts for seconds with great speed from the NW hornito and usually precedes jet-like, very noisy eruptions from this vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the upper area of the image: a pale purple flame (or incandescent gas?), similar to a giant Bunse... [info]
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Small eruption from a vent at the base of the NW hornito (whose flame is visible behind). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small eruption from a vent at the base of the NW hornito (whose flame is visible behind). (Photo: To... [info]
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Part of our group having a great time watching the very frequent eruptions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of our group having a great time watching the very frequent eruptions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Two large strombolian eruptions from the western and NE vents at the same time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Two large strombolian eruptions from the western and NE vents at the same time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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