Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Stromboli volcano (Italy): intense activity continues at very high levels, aerial image
Sunday Aug 25, 2019 06:45 AM | BY: T
Eruption at Stromboli volcano this morning (image: LGS webcam at Punta Labronzo)
The level of activity at the volcano remains very high, with little significant changes during the past days:
Aerial view of the crater terrace on Friday 23 Aug (image: Boris Behncke / INGV Catania)
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.
Monday, Aug 19, 2019
The activity of the volcano continues at very high levels, perhaps even increasing somewhat compared to the previous week. ... [more]
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
Activity at the volcano remains very high. Frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions occur from several active vents in the crater terrace. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
The activity at the volcano remains elevated and has not changed much, although it appears to have decreased a bit during the past days. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
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: ... [more]
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]