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Stromboli volcano: strong activity July 2011
During our recent Stromboli to Etna tour
, our group climbed Stromboli volcano on 15 July with a mountain guide and were lucky to have excellent weather and very strong activity from several vents. In particular, spectacular activity was occurring from the NE cone, which exploded large liquid lava bubbles, showering the outside flank with glowing bombs.
Eruption of the SE crater seen from the 400m viewpoint. The lava is glowing red in full daylight - q... [info
Powerful explosion of a liquid lava bubble from the outward-facing vent of the NE crater cone. (Phot... [info
Climbing further towards Pizzo, the enormous tall hornito in the NW part of the crater becomes visib... [info
Another jet of liquid lava bursts out from the NE crater just 10 minutes after the last one, now in ... [info
The same eruption, which lasted half a minute, taken with a wider angle, so that the NW hornito-cone... [info
Glowing bombs remain scattered around the vent after the eruption is over. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Our group at the best observation spot. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
An eruption from the hidden NW vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
One of the first long exposures with an eruption of the NE vent as it gets darker. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info
View of the active vents in the crater terrace from Pizzo, with a small strombolian eruption from th... [info
Big eruption from the NE vent. The eruption is too bright for the digital sensor, and the glow illum... [info
A bright eruption from the NW vent, which as usual is more ash-rich than the NE or central vents. (P... [info
The NE crater with the full moon (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Bright eruption from the NE crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Eruption with the full moon (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava projects towards the full moon... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
View over Strombolicchio and the Tyrrhenian Sea towards Calabria in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info
Eruption at Stromboli volcano hitting the moon... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Glowing lava bombs falling back from the sky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Eruption from the NW crater and the full moon (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A jet of lava erupts from the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Twilight over the craters and the full moon (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava fountain from the NE cone vent (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A well-deserved beer, coke and pizza after the climb! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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