Stromboli volcano (Italy): intense activity continues at very high levels, aerial image

Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 06:45
06:45 AM | BY: T
Eruption at Stromboli volcano this morning (image: LGS webcam at Punta Labronzo)
Eruption at Stromboli volcano this morning (image: LGS webcam at Punta Labronzo)
Aerial view of the crater terrace on Friday 23 Aug (image: Boris Behncke / INGV Catania)
Aerial view of the crater terrace on Friday 23 Aug (image: Boris Behncke / INGV Catania)
The level of activity at the volcano remains very high, with little significant changes during the past days:
Strong degassing and strombolian explosions occur from several vents at average intervals of approx. 2 minutes (yesterday, the average was 28 events per hour).
The strongest originate from the Central / SW cluster of vents, which eject glowing lava scoria to up to 300 m high. Spattering (near-constant, pulsating degassing with mild lava ejections) mostly from the NE vents reached 150 m ejection height.
The lava flows in the SW area of the Sciara del Fuoco continue to be active, but confined to the upper slopes, but with frequent rockfalls tumbling down to the shore.
Tremor has been fluctuating between high and very high levels.
Staff of the INGV Catania documented the crater morphology during an overflight on 23 Aug (s. picture attached). For those familiar with the volcano before the paroxysm on 3 July, it is impressive to see how much the vents (including new ones) have changed their surface appearance. Due to the ongoing intense strombolian activity, several cinder cones have now been growing rapidly inside the crater terrace.

Previous news

Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 15:55
Strong strombolian eruption at Stromboli last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
The activity of the volcano continues at very high levels, perhaps even increasing somewhat compared to the previous week. ... Read all
Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 18:47
Eruption and glow from Stromboli's lava flow (hidden in view) on the southern Sciara (image: LGS)
Activity at the volcano remains very high. Frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions occur from several active vents in the crater terrace. Read all
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