Stromboli volcano photos: lava flow August 2014
After two months of impressive and increasing activity at the summit vents, including several short-lived lava overflows, the magma inside the upper conduits breached the lower flank of the NE crater on the morning of 7 August, causing a massive surge of lava running down the Sciara. Within less than 20 minutes, it reached the sea, for the first time since 2007.
The volcano's plumbing system being "pierced" at a lower point than the summit, the rising magma continued to pour out from the new vent forming a beautiful lava flow. We visited the volcano during 8-12 August:
The collapse scar on the northern side of the NE vent, exposing red oxidized scoria layers of its in... [info
Effusive vent at the base of the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The lava flow exiting from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Stromboli's morning shadow over the Sciara and the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The lava flow passing the break-in-slope at the lower end of the 2003 lava plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info
The lava flow shortly splits into 3 branches and lava blocks fall off at the break in slope behind t... [info
The lava flow(s) in the evening of 8 Aug, below the 2003 plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Winding lava flow channel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The lava passing the break-in-slope on 9 Aug evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The central portion of the lava flow at dawn of 10 Aug. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
NE crater (tl) and the lava flow at dawn of 10 Aug (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Setting full moon and the lava flow (10 Aug morning), seen from the 400 m viewpoint. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info
Moonset behing lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Zoom onto the lava channel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The lava flow in the morning light (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Active lava flow front damming the main channel about 100 m above the shore line (morning of 11 Aug)... [info
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