Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Italy): strong activity from NW vent (field observation)
Friday Oct 25, 2013 07:28 AM | BY: T
Strrong strombolian explosion from the western vent of Stromboli (24 Oct)Activity has picked up during the past week. During a visit yesterday afternoon and evening, we observed frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions from the NW vent (Ginostra side), which had enlarged a lot since early this year.
Explosions occurred at 5-10 minutes intervals and produced spatter-rich jets to heights to 200-300 m. Glow from the vent and weak spattering indicates that the magma column inside the western vent has risen high.
In contrast, the central vents were completely inactive and showed no glow, different from what had been observed during most of the past years.
The NE crater (Stromboli side), that had been the site of most activity until early this year, only had weaker and more infrequent (1 per half an hour, approx.) strombolian explosions and showed only weak glow in the intervals.
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
According to the local mountain guides from Magmatrek, activity has increased significantly during the past 3 days, especially at the NW vent. A group of VolcanoDiscovery has arrived on the island and will report in more detail in the following days. [more]
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Our friend Petra who climbed the volcano last night reports that activity is rather low at the moment. There were no explosions observed during the time spent at the summit (about one hour). [more]
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
Activity has been at relatively low to moderate levels recently. Explosions of small to medium size occur regularly from the "usual" (mainly the eastern and western) vents. [more]
Thursday, Jun 06, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]