Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): very loud and bright explosion reported from last night
Friday Jan 12, 2018 08:56 AM | BY: T
A very strong explosion seems to have occurred last night around 21:00 local time, friends of ours who are currently on the island reported. Thomas H. who at the time was in a house near the port (east side of island) wrote:
Example of a strong strombolian eruption at Stromboli from this morning (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam from 400 m Sciara viewpoint)
"Last night, around 9pm, a very large detonation occurred at the mountain and the night sky was bright as day, even the window facing the sea towards the east was lit up... my girlfriend believed to hear rumblings from falling rocks, while I suspected this to be rather the sound of strong rain."
(Original in German: "Gestern Abend um 9 hats hier einen gewaltigen Donnerschlag am Berg gegeben und die Nacht war hell erleuchtet. ..sogar das Fenster zum Meer war taghell. Meine Freundin glaubte, polterndes Geröll gehört zu haben (auf der Ostseite !), ich ging eher von starkem Regen aus.")
No trace of such an eruption could be found on the available webcam images in the archive (which are only 3 minutes apart and have probably missed the event), except that they indeed show that rather strong eruptions continue to occur.
A few days ago, Thomas reported that strombolian activity from multiple vents continues to be very intense, with explosions every few minutes, including often large ones sending bombs to 2-300 m height.
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017
Yesterday's lava flow was only short-lived. The overflow from the crater terrace over the northeastern crater rim stopped in the evening. Volcanic activity (strombolian explosions) remains elevated as the magma continues to stand high in the conduits. read all
Friday, Dec 15, 2017
A new lava flow has appeared at the volcano. Since today, lava started to overflow from the vents in the northeastern crater area and the new flow is now slowly advancing in the upper Sciara del Fuoco. ... read all
Thursday, Nov 02, 2017
Another unusually powerful explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday morning, similar (but not quite as strong) as the one from 23 Oct. ... read all
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. ... read all
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. ... read all