Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Italy): increase of activity
Wednesday Aug 07, 2019 08:47 AM | BY: T
Eruption from a vent of Stromboli and glow from the lava flow on the Sciara shortly after midnight (image: LBS webcam)
During the first days of the month (Aug 2019), the explosive activity of the volcano has increased further, LGS reported in its latest update on 4 Aug evening:
SO2 emission rate of Stromboli during the past weeks (image: LBS)
The activity level remains very high, both from the vent in the Central-SW crater area and the 3 active cones in the NE crater area. The eruptions have been producing eruptions rich in ash and scoria to heights of typically 200 m, often accompanied by shock waves.
Abundant lava material has been falling onto the crater terrace as well as the upper parts of the Sciara del Fuoco, generating incandescent rockfalls. Small lava flows also continue to overflow onto the upper southern section of the Sciara, originating from the collapsed SW crater area.
Emissions of volcanic SO2 have also shown a significant increase to currently 200-300 tons per day.
All monitoring data suggest an increase of the average magma alimentation rate to values of approx. 1.2 cubic meters per second, due to the recent arrival of a batch of fresh, gas-rich new magma from greater depths.
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Sunday, Aug 04, 2019
The level of activity remains very high at the volcano. Strong and frequent strombolian-type eruptions occur from several vents, most notably from the northeastern and south-central vents. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
The activity at the volcano remains elevated with strong strombolian explosions from several vents. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 29, 2019
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Stromboli volcano (Italy) activity update: continuing explosions and active lava flows in upper half of the Sciara del Fuoco
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019
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. ... [more]