May-June 2010: Low Activity
In May and June 2010, Marco Fulle led VolcanoDiscovery groups on Pizzo with Magmatrek local guides. The activity, in general, was low with scoria being ejected to heights of 100m at most. Guides reported that on some evenings no explosions were observed at all. However, very warm Scirocco weather allowed a very clear view of the crater terrace.
11 May, 7pm. We reach Bastimento (700m.a.s.l.) just before sunset.
11 May, 8pm. Eruption from the upper vent of NE crater (from Bastimento).
13 June, 8pm. Eruption from the lower vent of NE crater seen from Pizzo
13 June. Glowing vents in SW crater and silent ones in central crater (right).
13 June, 8pm. A somewhat stronger eruption from NE crater. Several tourist boats in the background.
13 June, 8pm. Spettering in SW crater (center) and degassing from central crater (right)
13 June, 9pm. A stronger eruption in SW crater seen from Pizzo.
11 May, 9pm. The grand finale: two simultaneous eruptions from the two NE crater vents.
|Photos by Marco Fulle|