Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy) activity update
Thursday Jun 06, 2013 15:08 PM | BY: T
When observed during 3-6 June, the volcano was at normal levels of activity which had not changed significantly since our last visit 2 weeks ago. On the crater terrace, about 7 active vents were present, with eruptions every about 15-20 minutes: the two vents in the NW crater sometimes erupted simultaneously, one with low ejections of blocks, scoria and ash, the other with loud turbine-like jets of gas and lava fragments that often reached about 250 m height. The hornito at the NW crater rim was not seen erupting.
The 3 connected glowing vents in the central crater produced pulsating steam puffs, but no spattering.
The NE cone erupted dense jets of ash and blocks, that fell onto the upper outer slopes and sometimes rolled down the Sciara. The hornito next to it only erupted very rarely some small jets of lava.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Activity continues at moderately elevated levels. Spectacular explosions especially from the NE crater can often be seen on the webcam as well. [more]
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Explosive activity at Stromboli is currently at normal to moderately high levels, but the magma column has obviously dropped considerably compared to previous weeks, as there are no longer lava overflows. We observed the volcano during the past days and found a total of 8 active vents in the crater terrace, out of which 4 were showing their typical different strombolian activity: ... [more]
Monday, May 20, 2013
Over the past days, Stromboli has returned to normal levels of activity with frequent, mostly small to medium-sized explosions and low to medium tremor. Small lava overflows and frequent rockfalls still occur. [more]
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Activity has remained generally elevated and seems to have increased yesterday. Current seismic recordings show strong explosion signals and an increase in tremor. A small lava overflow is currently visible from the NE crater. [more]
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Lava continues to intermittently flow over and out of vents at the rim and the base of the NE crater. Yesterday, the active flow front had reached about half way down the Sciara, local guides reported. ... [more]