Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense activity and lava flows
Monday Jun 30, 2014 11:49 AM | BY: T
Webcam images of the lava flow on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco this night and morning
The first 3 lava flows yesterday: the first (below) as intracrater lava flow from S2 (northeast hornito) vent, the second flow as short-lived flow from a new vent on the outer NW slope beneath the crater rim (top r), and the third flow, again an intracrater flow from S2 in the evening.
Beginning of the second intra-crater lava flow from the S2 vent last night
Seismic signal STR1 station yesterday (INGV Catania)
Activity at the volcano increased further and produced several lava overflows both inside the crater and on the upper Sciara del Fuoco. At the moment, the latter one is still active and has a length of approx. 200 m.
Seismic signal STR1 station today
Following intense phases of continuous spattering (or small lava fountaining) from the central and other vents, accompanied by increasing tremor, a first intra-crater lava flow started around 08:30 local time from the NE hornito (S2).
Shortly after, starting from 11:18 an effusive vent starts to open up on the outer northwestern slope of the crater terrace, some ten meters beneath the NW vent complex (vent S3), and issue a lava flow directly onto the Sciara.
Both lava flows were relatively short-lived, while strombolian and spattering activity continued intense at the various vents.
A third lava flow occurred again from the NE hornito at 19:30 inside the crater terrace.
A 4th lava flow, and the most vigorous one so far, and the one still active, began around 20:30 last night as overflow from the same NE hornito (S2) and has been traveling down the upper Sciara del Fuoco. Whether it will reach the sea will mainly depend on how stable the current magma supply rate is.
Video of Pizzo webcam during last night:
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014
Activity remains elevated. A high level of magma causes continuous spattering and many strombolian eruptions from several vents on the crater terrace: ... [more]
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense activity, short-lived lava flow on Sciara del Fuoco
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014
A lava overflow erupted from the NW hornito on Sunday and traveled approx. 200 m down the Sciara del Fuoco. This followed a particularly intense phase of activity at this vent, marked by frequent and strong explosions and continuous spattering. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 20, 2014
Towards the end of May 2014, activity at Stromboli volcano strongly increased as the magma level inside the conduit rose considerable. We present a selection of images from 9 and 10 June. [more]
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
Activity at the volcano remains elevated. A small lava overflow from the NE crater occurred today and an increase in tremor was reported. [more]
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
The activity at the volcano has strongly increased since about 2 weeks ago. Our group tour visited Stromboli during 8-11 June and observed at least 14 active glowing vents. It appears that the magma level has once again risen to very near the surface of the crater terrace. ... [more]