Stromboli volcano (Italy) activity update: continuing explosions and active lava flows in upper half of the Sciara del Fuoco
Sat, 13 Jul 2019, 07:4207:42 AM | BY: T
The lava flow in the central part of Stromboli's Sciara issuing from the North crater as of now (image: INGV thermal webcam)
Glow from the two lava flows on the Sciara in the evening of 12 July 2019 (image: LGS webcam from Punta Labronzo)
A thermal image of an explosion recorded early on 12 July 2019 by the thermal camera at 400 m elevation (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
Frequent and often strong strombolian activity continues, mainly from the Center-South and North crater areas on the crater terrace, as well as small lava overflows from the (collapsed) SW and NE rims of the terrace.
photograph taken at 15:30 on 11 July 2019 of the active lava flow field in the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco below the Center-South crater area. Dust clouds are being raised by rockfalls. Photo by F. Murè (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
The corresponding lava flows in the southern and central parts of the Sciara del Fuoco reach a few 100 m to a maximum of about half way down the slope of the Sciara, but generate abundant incandescent rockfalls from collapsing lava pieces of the flow fronts. Small hot deltas have thus formed at the shoreline.
Time-lapse showing the activity during the last night, showing the varying activity of the two lava flows. Note that the lava flow from the SW crater area is mostly hidden from view behind a ridge, while the one from the northern crater area is in foreground:
Volcanic activity level of the volcano remains "very high" (LGS).
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Ultime informazioni a INGVvulcani sull'attività in corso allo Stromboli (INGVvulcani / facebook)
Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 07:30
The activity at the volcano remains elevated, but seems to be decreasing compared to previous days. ... read all
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 20:32
A lava flow is active on the western Sciara del Fuoco and according www.weathersicily.it reached the sea yesterday evening. However, as of today, while it is still active, its effusion rate seems to have decreased and probably no longer reaches the shore. read all
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 13:45
Stromboli Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: STROMBOLIAN ACTIVITY AT SUMMIT VENTS. NEGLIGIBLE ASH EMISSION.
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 10:14
The volcano's activity has been increasing during the past days and is now categorized as "very high". ... read all
Sat, 6 Jul 2019, 08:51
Activity at the volcano remains intense, but as typical for the volcano: Several vents, most notably the collapsed western and northeastern ones show very frequent moderate to strong strombolian explosions and near-continuous spattering. ... read all