Stromboli volcano (Italy): new lava flow on Sciara del Fuoco and video of eruption

Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:47
19:47 PM | BY: T
The lava flow in the northern part of Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco this evening (image: LBZ webcam)
The lava flow in the northern part of Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco this evening (image: LBZ webcam)
The same flow a few hours earlier
The same flow a few hours earlier
Following today's paroxysm, which surely has again significantly changed morphology of the crater terrace, a new lava flow started to descend on the upper Sciara del Fuoco from the NE vent area.
It probably started shortly or during the eruption at noon and seems to have increased a bit in the evening. Currently, its most advanced fronts seem to be about half way down the slope. Incandescent blocks detach from it and roll down towards the shore.
A video of the Skyline webcam is now available showing the eruption earlier today, allowing to see that it consisted of a series of 4 separate explosions within few seconds:

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Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 10:41
Today's explosion at Stromboli; note the impacts of bombs on the upper slopes (image: Francesca Utano / VolcanoDiscovery)
Another major explosion has occurred at the volcano minutes ago at 12:18 local time. ... Read all
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