Stromboli volcano (Italy): small surges of lava create minor lava flows on the Sciara del Fuoco
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 16:4816:48 PM | BY: T
A short phase of elevated activity occurred at the volcano last night. A small surge of magma apparently resulted in a series of lava flows from the northern vents onto the upper Sciara del Fuoco, generating beautiful incandescent rockfalls on the steep slope. None of the flows reached more than about 100-200 m length and none remained active very long.
Lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Generally, activity at the volcano has been at the lower end of the scale, with relatively few and generally weak strombolian explosions from the "usual" vents in the crater terrace.
Time-lapse video of the activity during the night 18-19 Jan 2021:
It might be a bit surprising, or at least interesting, coincidence or not, that it occurred at the same time as Etna's new paroxysm. Although there is no proven link between the two volcanoes, many local people believe that they are somehow related and often follow similar swings in activity, something that remains open to debate.
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