Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): another strong explosion on 1 Nov
Thursday Nov 02, 2017 12:05 PM | BY: T
Eruption at Stromboli on 1 NOv 2017 (INGV thermal webcam)
Another unusually powerful explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday morning, similar (but not quite as strong) as the one from 23 Oct.
Sequence of the eruption (image: INGV)
The eruption lasted about 3 minutes and showered the crater area with incandescent material, probably also reaching the public viewing area at Pizzo. There are no reports of injuries as presumably nobody was in the summit area at that time.
What is causing these so-far isolated strong explosions - in a period of generally only low to moderate activity otherwise - is unclear, but they should serve as a warning to everyone climbing the volcano these days: they are not predictable and chances are that other ones occur in the near future with no warning.
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017
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. ... [more]
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