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 interior. At the base of the collapsed are is the new effusive vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The collapse scar on the northern side of the NE vent, exposing red oxidized scoria layers of its in... [info]
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Effusive vent at the base of the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Effusive vent at the base of the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava flow exiting from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow exiting from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Stromboli's morning shadow over the Sciara and the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stromboli's morning shadow over the Sciara and the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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When the lava flow met the flatter 2003 plateau, it widened into several branches, but shortly after retreated into its main channel. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
When the lava flow met the flatter 2003 plateau, it widened into several branches, but shortly after... [info]
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The lava flow passing the break-in-slope at the lower end of the 2003 lava plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow passing the break-in-slope at the lower end of the 2003 lava plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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The lava flow shortly splits into 3 branches and lava blocks fall off at the break in slope behind the 2003 lava delta. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow shortly splits into 3 branches and lava blocks fall off at the break in slope behind t... [info]
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The lava flow(s) in the evening of 8 Aug, below the 2003 plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow(s) in the evening of 8 Aug, below the 2003 plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Winding lava flow channel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Winding lava flow channel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rockfalls and slowly moving lava in the lower part of the Sciara on 11 Aug evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rockfalls and slowly moving lava in the lower part of the Sciara on 11 Aug evening. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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The lava passing the break-in-slope on 9 Aug evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava passing the break-in-slope on 9 Aug evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The central portion of the lava flow at dawn of 10 Aug. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The central portion of the lava flow at dawn of 10 Aug. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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NE crater (tl) and the lava flow at dawn of 10 Aug (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
NE crater (tl) and the lava flow at dawn of 10 Aug (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Setting full moon and the lava flow (10 Aug morning), seen from the 400 m viewpoint. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Setting full moon and the lava flow (10 Aug morning), seen from the 400 m viewpoint. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Martin taking pictures, while others just wake up to admire the lava flow in front of us again. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Martin taking pictures, while others just wake up to admire the lava flow in front of us again. (Pho... [info]
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Moonset behing lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Moonset behing lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the lava channel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the lava channel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava flow in the morning light (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow in the morning light (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Active lava flow front damming the main channel about 100 m above the shore line (morning of 11 Aug). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active lava flow front damming the main channel about 100 m above the shore line (morning of 11 Aug)... [info]
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Rockfalls and slowly advancing lava flow front on the evening of 11 Aug (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rockfalls and slowly advancing lava flow front on the evening of 11 Aug (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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