Stromboli volcano (Italy): stronger-than-usual explosion minutes ago

Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 20:29
20:29 PM | BY: T
Glowing lava bombs on the Sciara del Fuoco following a moderately strong explosion on the evening of 10 Nov 2020 (image: LGS webcam)
Glowing lava bombs on the Sciara del Fuoco following a moderately strong explosion on the evening of 10 Nov 2020 (image: LGS webcam)
Seismic recording of the explosion on the STR station (image: LGS)
Seismic recording of the explosion on the STR station (image: LGS)
A stronger than usual explosion happened at the volcano minutes ago, our local friends reported.
A moderately loud explosion noise was heard from the village of Stromboli, and even from the Scari area on the eastern side (opposite the active craters), red glow could be seen from behind the Pizzo ridge.
The seismic signal shows a strong signal of the event. Webcam images show significant amounts of glowing lava bombs were ejected onto the upper slopes of the Sciara del Fuoco.
The eruption was not extremely strong, but comes after weeks of generally very low activity. When we visited the volcano two weeks ago, eruptions were comparably small and only occurred at intervals of 20-30 minutes on average.

Previous news

Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 06:00
INGV reported that during 19-25 October activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing explosive activity from Area N (north crater area) and in Area C-S (south-central crater area). Explosions from two vents at the N1 vent (Area N) ejected lapilli and bombs 80-150 m high, and produced ash emissions. Explosions at two N2 vents ejected a mix of coarse and fine material at a frequency of 5-10 events per hour. ... Read all
Fri, 4 Sep 2020, 07:40
Spectacular strombolian activity from Stromboli volcano (image: INGV)
On 2 September INGV reported that strombolian activity continues associated with scoria ejected on the north flank of Sciara del Fuoco. ... Read all
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