Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Italy): Civil Protection declares "yellow" alert due to increased activity
Wednesday Dec 26, 2018 14:44 PM | BY: T
Seismic trace from Stromboli's STRA seismic station, showing frequent explosions (image: INGV Catania)Following an increase in activity detected at the volcano, Italian Civil Protection raised the alert level from "green" to "yellow", pointing out that the volcano is in "an unstable situation" and should be monitored more closely.
No additional details were given in the report published 24 Dec.
Friends from the island confirmed to us that the volcano indeed has been more active than usual recently, although from available images of visitors and through webcams, we cannot see that explosions have been significantly larger than usual.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Protezione civile: allerta gialla per vulcano Stromboli (Protezione Civile)
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
The activity at the volcano remains impressive, with frequent explosions of varying size from several vents, often at intervals of only few minutes. ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
Over the past weeks, the frequency of explosions at the volcano has significantly increased. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Eruptions from Stromboli's NE crater continue to be impressive, with heights reaching up to 200-300 m above the vent. The attached picture is an example of a moderate explosion we observed during our ongoing tour yesterday evening from a viewpoint on Bastimento, at about the same elevation from a few 100 m to the east. [more]
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The activity at the volcano is at moderate levels and has been increasing over the past days, according to the local mountain guides. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
A series of stronger explosions occurred yesterday (24 April) morning at 11:05 local time from the southernmost vent of the central crater area, ejecting glowing bombs to approx 250 m and generating a dense ash plume that rose a few hundred meters. [more]