Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): relatively intense activity
Thursday Dec 29, 2016 19:54 PM | BY: T
Stromboli's crater terrace this morning with glow from the central vent (image: INGV Catania Pizzo webcam)The activity at the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean" has been much more intense recently than during most of the year.
Explosions mainly from the eastern vent (towards Stromboli village) have been observed at intervals of approx. 10 minutes, ejecting dense jets of incandescent lava to up to estimated 150 m height.
Continuous glow can be seen from adjacent vents in the central crater area as well, suggesting a relatively high lava column inside the conduit.
Friday, Oct 21, 2016
The activity of the volcano has increased considerably since about a week ago and is now again at moderate to high levels, similar sometimes to many periods prior to the 2014 effusive eruption. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
The activity at the volcano is currently at comparably low levels. After a short-lived increase in frequency and average size of explosions during September, the typical strombolian activity has again decreased. ... [more]
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Following a phase of very low activity during most of March-April (often with several hours between small explosions only), activity has picked up again and strombolian-type explosions, mainly from the western and eastern vents in the crater terrace, have been more regular. ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
The activity at the summit craters has been (comparably very) low recently. However, small strombolian explosions continue to occur at irregular rates of 30-60 minutes intervals, mainly from western vent. [more]