Stromboli volcano (Italy): activity increases dramatically
Sat, 5 Jan 2019, 23:2323:23 PM | BY: T
The activity at the volcano has further increased this evening: several vents in the summit area are active at once, in particular the NE cluster of vents where a new cinder cone is growing and continuous lava spattering as well as larger strombolian explosions with plenty of red hot lava spatter ejected to probably more than 200 m height occur.
Stromboli in violent eruption this evening (image: Vulcano a Piedi webcam)
The volcano has already been in an elevated state of activity for several days, and an official warning had been issued a week ago. In addition, the summit area has been closed to the public due to increased risk.
It is obvious that currently, the magma column inside the conduits stands high, ready perhaps to produce an overflow in the near future!
Video of this evening's activity:
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Thu, 3 Jan 2019, 11:10
The activity at the volcano remains high. A series of quite strong explosions from the NE vent could be seen on the webcam placed on the 400 m viewpoint on the Sciara del Fuoco. read all
Wed, 2 Jan 2019, 11:11
The activity at the volcano remains above average. Our colleague Marc Szeglat (www.vulkane.net) reported that continuous spattering, in addition to sometimes relatively strong strombolian explosions, can often be seen from from the NE vent. ... read all
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 14:44
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. ... read all
Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 09:39
The activity at the volcano remains impressive, with frequent explosions of varying size from several vents, often at intervals of only few minutes. ... read all
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 08:10
Over the past weeks, the frequency of explosions at the volcano has significantly increased. ... read all