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Volcano Calendar 2019
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Climbing Stromboli volcano
: Stromboli provides one of the most remarkable opportunities to watch volcanic eruptions from close: a natural ridge located 150 m above the active vents. A classic and all-time favorite tour by anyone interested in seeing active volcanoes!
Lava flow and explosions in Jan 2013
Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Sat, 16 Dec 2017, 10:05
Thermal image of the crater area this morning, showing yesterday's lavva flow now cooling (image: INGV Catania)
Yesterday's lava flow was only short-lived. The overflow from the crater terrace over the northeastern crater rim stopped in the evening. Volcanic activity (strombolian explosions) remains elevated as the magma continues to stand high in the conduits. ...more
Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 14:48
Thermal image of the new lava flow on Stromboli volcano (INGV Catania thermal webcam)
A new lava flow has appeared at the volcano. Since today, lava started to overflow from the vents in the northeastern crater area and the new flow is now slowly advancing in the upper Sciara del Fuoco. ...more
Thu, 2 Nov 2017, 12:05
Eruption at Stromboli on 1 NOv 2017 (INGV thermal webcam)
Another unusually powerful explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday morning, similar (but not quite as strong) as the one from 23 Oct. ...more
Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 12:05
Seismogram of Stromboli's STR1 station (INGV Catania) showing the explosion signals
A strong explosion occurred at the volcano this afternoon at 16:04:40 local time. An ash plume of several hundred meters was produced that quickly dissipated. ...more
Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 08:00
Moderately strong explosion from Stromboli's northern vent in the eastern crater section on the evening of 22 Oct 2017
When observed yesterday evening during our ongoing tour to Italy's volcanoes
, activity at the crater of the volcano was at low to moderate levels. Compared to June-July, the activity of the volcano had decreased a lot during the past months, but the configuration remained essentially the same. ...more
Sun, 18 Jun 2017, 17:49
During the first part of June, activity at Stromboli volcano was one of the most intense periods during several years. At most times, up to 6 or 7 vents were active, most notably the two eastern vents, closely followed and sometimes surpassed by the two western vents. ...more
Sat, 17 Jun 2017, 16:31
Moderate strombolian eruption from the main eastern vent (N2) of Stromboli on 16 June 2017
When observed yesterday, the activity of the volcano seemed to have decreased a bit compared to earlier in the week, although explosions continued to occur very frequently, at rates of one every few minutes, mainly from the eastern and western vents. ...more
Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 16:06
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NW vent (S1) and a moderate one from the eastern (N2) vent on 11 June 2017 evening
The activity of the volcano remains at moderate to high levels. Compared to the update a few days ago
, activity at the eastern vents (N1, N2) has decreased a bit, but instead increased significantly from the westernmost vent (S1). ...more
Fri, 9 Jun 2017, 10:51
Stromboli's crater terrace as observed on 8 June 2017 evening
The activity remains at moderate to high levels overall, even though according to the mountain guides, it has decreased a bit from an impressive peak in intensity a few days ago. ...more
Wed, 31 May 2017, 17:42
Strombolian explosion from Stromboli's NE crater on evening of 30 May 2017 (image: Thierry Basset)
Activity at the volcano has increased over the past month and although still at levels considered within normal limited, can be described as elevated. It certainly is spectacular to view. ...more
Thu, 18 May 2017, 07:17
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NE vent this morning (Il Vulcano a Piedi webcam from Bastimento)
The activity at Stromboli has recently increased a lot. During our ongoing tour to Stromboli and Etna
, Marco Fulle reported that eruptions have been occurring at intervals of 5-10 minutes, most often from the two northeastern vents (towards the Stromboli village side), but also the central and western vents are active as the below time-lapse video shows. ...more
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