Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity at the volcano increased further and produced several lava overflows both inside the crater and on the upper Sciara del Fuoco. At the moment, the latter one is still active and has a length of approx. 200 m. Following intense phases of continuous spattering (or small lava fountaining) from the cntral and other vents, accompanied by increasing tremor, a first intra-crater lava flow started around 08:30 local time from the NE hornito (S2). Shortly after, starting from 11:18 an effusive vent starts to open up on the outer northwestern slope of the crater terrace, some ten meters beneath the NW vent complex (vent S3), and issue a lava flow directly onto the Sciara. Both lava flows were relatively short-lived, while strombolian and spattering activity continued intense at the various vents.

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