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Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Aug 2014: Stromboli

Saturday Aug 09, 2014 21:00 PM |

Stromboli's lava flows yesterday night
Stromboli's lava flows yesterday night
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The lava effusion continues at decreasing, but still considerable rate. When seen yesterday evening, only one channel, 5-10 m wide was still entering the sea at 10 m wide front, while there had been up to 7 branches reaching the shore in the area west of or partially covering the 2007 lava delta. Small explosions were occurring at the sea entry.
Several lava branches were still weakly active on the upper Sciara, causing many incandescent rockfalls.
It appears that a part of the NE flank of the NE crater has collapsed and that the new effusive vent is located at its northern base, at approx. 700 m elevation. Thus, being lower than the summit vents, it is able to effectively drain the upper part of the volcano's plumbing system, which explains why no explosions were observed at the summit craters.
Previous news
Thermal image of Etna's active lava flows from the effusive vent at the base of the NE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): According to the local mountain guides and visitors, explosive activity at Stromboli is currently at elevated levels. Several vents in the crater terrace produce strong and frequent strombolian explosions. ... [more]

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014
Kilauea (Hawai'i): (4 Aug) This map (USGS) shows the June 27th flow at Puʻu ʻŌʻō in Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. The area of the flow as mapped on July 18 is shown in pink, while widening of the flow as of July 29 is shown in red. ... [more]
Thermal image of Etna's active lava flows from the effusive vent at the base of the NE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Monday, Aug 04, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. Lava continues to arrive at the vent(s) at the eastern base of the NE crater, where strombolian activity is building up a complex cone and several small lava flows are spreading towards the Valle del Bove. ... [more]

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
Kilauea (Hawai'i): The June 27 flow front has advanced more rapidly over the past four days, and is now 4.2km (2.6mi) from the vent (Seen in first photo below). This recent increased advance rate is due to the confinement of the flow against the slopes of an older perched lava channel, from 2007. The advance rate will likely drop in the coming days as the flow passes the confines of the perched channel and spreads out on flatter topography. ... [more]

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