Stromboli volcano (Italy): elevated activity in Jan 2019

In January 2019, magma levels inside Stromboli volcano's conduits rise almost to the rim, producing spectacular activity from several vents. In particular, a large cinder cone has been growing from the NE vent.
The photo shown here illustrate this activity as observed during the evening of 20 Jan 2019. You can find a activity report here.
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A steam ring is being sent into the air from the hornito-like vent in the NW area of the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A steam ring is being sent into the air from the hornito-like vent in the NW area of the crater. (Ph... [info]
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Zoom onto a "smoke ring" ejected from the NW vent - a ring vortex caused by a pulse of gas ejected from a circular vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto a "smoke ring" ejected from the NW vent - a ring vortex caused by a pulse of gas ejected f... [info]
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Eruption from the easternmost vent, producing a small ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from the easternmost vent, producing a small ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Shortly after, the westernmost vent also erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shortly after, the westernmost vent also erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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At sunset, the crater terrace becomes exceptionally clear. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At sunset, the crater terrace becomes exceptionally clear. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sequence of an ash-rich eruption from the westernmost vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sequence of an ash-rich eruption from the westernmost vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Although it also erupts lots of lava, during daylight it is less visible. (c)
Although it also erupts lots of lava, during daylight it is less visible. (c) [info]
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Annotated image showing the location of the vents observed active and producing eruptions this evening. (c)
Annotated image showing the location of the vents observed active and producing eruptions this eveni... [info]
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At the beginning of the blue hour, the lava becomes bright: here, an eruption of the easternmost vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At the beginning of the blue hour, the lava becomes bright: here, an eruption of the easternmost ven... [info]
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The northern vent often erupts with very loud jets of lava and gas, propelling incandescent bombs vertically to 200 m and more above the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The northern vent often erupts with very loud jets of lava and gas, propelling incandescent bombs ve... [info]
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A smaller eruption from the NE vent, which has been the protagonist in recent weeks. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A smaller eruption from the NE vent, which has been the protagonist in recent weeks. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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While spattering and glow become visibe from the NE vent (right in picture), a small jet-like eruption occurs from the smaller vent in the western crater while the central vent in the southern crater area (lower left) also has a small eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While spattering and glow become visibe from the NE vent (right in picture), a small jet-like erupti... [info]
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Shortly after, a strong eruption occurs from the western vent, sending glowing lava bombs all over the crater terrace. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shortly after, a strong eruption occurs from the western vent, sending glowing lava bombs all over t... [info]
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Typical moderate eruption from the NE cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Typical moderate eruption from the NE cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Soon after, a strong eruption occurs from the eastern vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Soon after, a strong eruption occurs from the eastern vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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And a minute later, the western vent does the same... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
And a minute later, the western vent does the same... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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As the blue hour is over, moonlight starts to lit the crater terrace where the north vent begins to send a noisy jet of lava into the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As the blue hour is over, moonlight starts to lit the crater terrace where the north vent begins to ... [info]
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As if thrown by a rocket engine, a vertical jet of lava rises about 200 m during its eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As if thrown by a rocket engine, a vertical jet of lava rises about 200 m during its eruption. (Phot... [info]
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Moonlight over the crater terrace while the NE cone is showing mild, continuous spattering. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Moonlight over the crater terrace while the NE cone is showing mild, continuous spattering. (Photo: ... [info]
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The spattering is interrupted from time to time by mild to moderate strombolian-type explosions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The spattering is interrupted from time to time by mild to moderate strombolian-type explosions. (Ph... [info]
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