9 - 10 June 2008: Strong Activity
In June 2008, Marco Fulle led a VolcanoDiscovery group on Pizzo with local Magmatrek guide Mario Pruiti. Mild Scirocco wind made for perfect visibility of the collapsed crater terrace, on which four vents were erupting about twenty times per hour. All photos were taken between 8pm and 9pm from Pizzo (GMT + 2hr) with 10-20mm, 28mm and 50mm lenses and a digicam (equivalent focal length of 15-30mm, 42mm and 75mm on 24x36 film).
9 June. Sunset at the shelters at 810m.a.s.l., still 100m below Pizzo (center).
10 June on Pizzo. The two active vents of NE crater release blue gas.
10 June. Explosion at the left NE vent. Spattering from the central vent (left).
10 June. Explosion at the right NE vent. Fumaroles on the former terrace rim.
10 June. A long-lasting eruption begins at the vent in SW crater.
10 June. After half a minute, the eruption declines. Bombs fall on the central vent.
10 June. Wide-angle view of simultaneous eruptions at the two vents of NE crater.
10 June. Twilight colours and 300m tall fountains from SW crater.
9 June on Pizzo. The beginning of a long-lasting eruption at SW crater.
9 June. The dry weather leads to an especially clear view of the entire SW crater (left).
9 June. This huge eruption illuminates the exposed rocks of the SW crater.
9 June. Eruption at NE crater (right) and spattering in the central vent.
|Copyright: M. Fulle.|