Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): sudden strong explosion, bombs on Pizzo
Sunday Oct 22, 2017 12:05 PM | BY: T
Seismogram of Stromboli's STR1 station (INGV Catania) showing the explosion signals
Moment of the explosion (image: INGV)
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.
Thermal webcam image of the crater area from 400 m viewpoint a few minutes after the explosion (image: INGV)
Bombs were landing on a vast area around the crater terrace including the viewing area on Pizzo, but fortunately, it seems that no people were there at the time of the eruption.
It appears that there were no significant precursors to the event which illustrates that even during periods of relatively low activity, Stromboli volcano can be dangerous. There are no reports of damage or injuries.
Sunday, Oct 22, 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]
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017
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]
Saturday, Jun 17, 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]
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): strong activity, shift from eastern to western vents, report 11 June 2017
Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Friday, Jun 09, 2017
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]