Stromboli volcano: strong activity Dec 2012 - Jan 2013 (Part 1)

Photos were taken during 30 Dec 2012 and 2 Jan 2013 from the 400m view point, Pizzo, and Bastimento. The northeastern vent produced very powerful and bright explosions of liquid lava, with ejections into all directions reaching several hundred meters in height and throwing incandescent lava bombs over the upper crater slope.
Explosion from the NE vent (30 Dec 2012) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Explosion from the NE vent (30 Dec 2012) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A large bursting lava bubble from the NE vent hopelessly oversaturates the sensor of the digital camera with settings used to "normal" strombolian activity. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A large bursting lava bubble from the NE vent hopelessly oversaturates the sensor of the digital cam... [info]
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Heavy rain of glowing bombs from the explosion onto the outer crater flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Heavy rain of glowing bombs from the explosion onto the outer crater flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Typical "normal" strombolian eruption from a vent of the NW crater at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Typical "normal" strombolian eruption from a vent of the NW crater at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bursting lava bubble from the NE vent seen from Bastimento on 2 Jan 2013. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bursting lava bubble from the NE vent seen from Bastimento on 2 Jan 2013. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing spatter flying through the air a few seconds into the eruption from the NE vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing spatter flying through the air a few seconds into the eruption from the NE vent. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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stromboli_i58038-2.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
stromboli_i58038-2.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption from the NE vent in twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from the NE vent in twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A split-second later, the liquid lava shoots in all directions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A split-second later, the liquid lava shoots in all directions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strombolian jet-like eruption of lava from the hornito-vent at the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian jet-like eruption of lava from the hornito-vent at the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A strombolian eruption from the NW vent seen from Bastimento. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A strombolian eruption from the NW vent seen from Bastimento. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Falling bombs after one of the large bright explosions from the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Falling bombs after one of the large bright explosions from the NE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Explosion from Stromboli's NE crater at night in 30 s exposure. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Explosion from Stromboli's NE crater at night in 30 s exposure. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bright glow above the volcano seen from Punta Lena - these days, this is a usual sight from the village. Sometimes, even bombs can be seen during larger explosions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bright glow above the volcano seen from Punta Lena - these days, this is a usual sight from the vill... [info]
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Lava explosion from the NE vent seen from Pizzo. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava explosion from the NE vent seen from Pizzo. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Candle-like strombolian eruption from the NW vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Candle-like strombolian eruption from the NW vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Powerful explosion from the NE crater on 2 Jan 2013. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful explosion from the NE crater on 2 Jan 2013. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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During a rare day of clear crater views, the whole array of vents is visible in one picture. For a detailed description, visit this link. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
During a rare day of clear crater views, the whole array of vents is visible in one picture. For a d... [info]
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A "smoke ring" (gas ring) expelled from the puffing central crater hornito. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A "smoke ring" (gas ring) expelled from the puffing central crater hornito. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Simultaneous ash- and spatter-rich strombolian eruptions from 2 adjacent vents of the NW crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Simultaneous ash- and spatter-rich strombolian eruptions from 2 adjacent vents of the NW crater. (Ph... [info]
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Ash-rich small strombolian eruption from the NW vent hornito. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash-rich small strombolian eruption from the NW vent hornito. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strombolian eruption and spattering from vents of the NW crater, seen from Bastimento. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian eruption and spattering from vents of the NW crater, seen from Bastimento. (Photo: Tom P... [info]
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A brigher strombolian eruption from the NW vent at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A brigher strombolian eruption from the NW vent at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Long exposure with strombolian eruption from NW vent and a "smaller" eruption from the NE vent (r). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Long exposure with strombolian eruption from NW vent and a "smaller" eruption from the NE vent (r). ... [info]
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