Stromboli volcano photos: lava flow into the sea August 2014

For the first time since 2007, Stromboli has a new lava flow reaching the sea since 7 August 2014. Some impressions from a visit during 8-12 Aug:
8 Aug 2014: a steam plume rises from the Sciara where the lava flow enters the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
8 Aug 2014: a steam plume rises from the Sciara where the lava flow enters the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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Evening sun and the steam plume from Stromboli's lava flow seen from Punta Labronzo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening sun and the steam plume from Stromboli's lava flow seen from Punta Labronzo (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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The lava flow has taken the same path as the 2007 flow and enlarged the 2007 lava delta. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow has taken the same path as the 2007 flow and enlarged the 2007 lava delta. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Only one flow remained active a day after the initial surge of lava descended. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Only one flow remained active a day after the initial surge of lava descended. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the afternoon and evening, more and more boats gather in front of the Sciara to see the action. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the afternoon and evening, more and more boats gather in front of the Sciara to see the action. (... [info]
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View of the lava flow and the sea entry in wide angle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the lava flow and the sea entry in wide angle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Full moon over the volcano and the lava flow into the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Full moon over the volcano and the lava flow into the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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At night, the lava flow takes the form of a fiery snake winding down into the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At night, the lava flow takes the form of a fiery snake winding down into the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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Several branches of the flow are still active in the upper part of the Sciara. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Several branches of the flow are still active in the upper part of the Sciara. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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9 August: after stopping to reach the shore in the morning, the lava front reaches the sea again in the afternoon, producing small explosions as the hot lava touches the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
9 August: after stopping to reach the shore in the morning, the lava front reaches the sea again in ... [info]
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Littoral explosions sending hundreds of small bombs into the air to fall back like hail into the sea. Steaming hot surface water drifts in two directions away from the entry point. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Littoral explosions sending hundreds of small bombs into the air to fall back like hail into the sea... [info]
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Explosive interaction between water and lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Explosive interaction between water and lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Towards the evening, the sea entry weakens. Absence of wind lets the steam plume rise vertically. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Towards the evening, the sea entry weakens. Absence of wind lets the steam plume rise vertically. (P... [info]
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The glowing lava front becomes visible at sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The glowing lava front becomes visible at sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The still active lava flow on 9 August and the several deltas produced by the multiple fronts that had reached the sea on 7 August. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The still active lava flow on 9 August and the several deltas produced by the multiple fronts that h... [info]
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The lava flow down the Sciara del Fuoco after sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow down the Sciara del Fuoco after sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tourist boats gather to see the spectacle from the sea as night falls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tourist boats gather to see the spectacle from the sea as night falls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava flow illuminating the steam plume after night fall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow illuminating the steam plume after night fall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The front of the lava flow at the shore at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The front of the lava flow at the shore at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The full moon up, the scene with the lights of the lava, the blue sea and the slope of the volcano and distant islands is simply beautiful. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The full moon up, the scene with the lights of the lava, the blue sea and the slope of the volcano a... [info]
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10 August evening: the lava flow still (or again) reaches the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
10 August evening: the lava flow still (or again) reaches the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A weak steam plume tells that the front at the shore is still active. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A weak steam plume tells that the front at the shore is still active. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Full moon rising and Stromboli island with its lava flow, the first since 2007 to reach the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Full moon rising and Stromboli island with its lava flow, the first since 2007 to reach the sea. (Ph... [info]
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Most of the lava accumulates in a dammed area of the main channel approx. 50 m above shore. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Most of the lava accumulates in a dammed area of the main channel approx. 50 m above shore. (Photo: ... [info]
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11 August morning: lava-water interaction produces small fountains of steam and incandescent fragments. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
11 August morning: lava-water interaction produces small fountains of steam and incandescent fragmen... [info]
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Lava-steam fountain close-up. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava-steam fountain close-up. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sometimes, explosions are more vigorous; in the twilight, the glowing lava is still impressive. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sometimes, explosions are more vigorous; in the twilight, the glowing lava is still impressive. (Pho... [info]
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Large littoral explosion at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large littoral explosion at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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At other times, the interaction of the flow with the sea is more quiet, simply producing a steam plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At other times, the interaction of the flow with the sea is more quiet, simply producing a steam plu... [info]
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The main lava flow channel, approx. 10-15 m wide at the shore. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The main lava flow channel, approx. 10-15 m wide at the shore. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Littoral explosion; the twilight gone, the incandescence is no longer visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Littoral explosion; the twilight gone, the incandescence is no longer visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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11 Aug evening: the sea entry has stopped. The nearest active front of the lava flow is only weakly active and still relatively far from the sea. Will the flow have strength enough to push it to the sea again, at least temporarily? We don't won't know... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
11 Aug evening: the sea entry has stopped. The nearest active front of the lava flow is only weakly ... [info]
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