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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. (Ph... [info
Zoom onto a "smoke ring" ejected from the NW vent - a ring vortex caused by a pulse of gas ejected f... [info
Eruption from the easternmost vent, producing a small ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Shortly after, the westernmost vent also erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
At sunset, the crater terrace becomes exceptionally clear. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Sequence of an ash-rich eruption from the westernmost vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Although it also erupts lots of lava, during daylight it is less visible. (c) [info
Annotated image showing the location of the vents observed active and producing eruptions this eveni... [info
At the beginning of the blue hour, the lava becomes bright: here, an eruption of the easternmost ven... [info
The northern vent often erupts with very loud jets of lava and gas, propelling incandescent bombs ve... [info
A smaller eruption from the NE vent, which has been the protagonist in recent weeks. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info
While spattering and glow become visibe from the NE vent (right in picture), a small jet-like erupti... [info
Shortly after, a strong eruption occurs from the western vent, sending glowing lava bombs all over t... [info
Typical moderate eruption from the NE cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Soon after, a strong eruption occurs from the eastern vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
And a minute later, the western vent does the same... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
As the blue hour is over, moonlight starts to lit the crater terrace where the north vent begins to ... [info
As if thrown by a rocket engine, a vertical jet of lava rises about 200 m during its eruption. (Phot... [info
Moonlight over the crater terrace while the NE cone is showing mild, continuous spattering. (Photo: ... [info
The spattering is interrupted from time to time by mild to moderate strombolian-type explosions. (Ph... [info
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