Spring 2012: Strong Activity
On 15th May, 10th and 12th June 2012, Magmatrek guides and Marco Fulle led VolcanoDiscovery groups to Pizzo. The activity was as strong as it has been rather since 2007. Highly fluid lava erupted from the NE crater, and many ash-rich explosions from the SW crater. The focal length of the camera lenses are given with each photo (DSLR, 16x24mm sensor). All times are local (GMT + 2hr).
15 May 7.35pm, f=480mm. The eruptions from NE crater lasted more than a whole minute.
15 May 7.35pm, f=480mm. Zoom into the core of the lava fountain (from Bastimento).
15 May 7.51pm, f=480mm. The biggest lava clots are larger than one meter in diameter.
15 May 7.51pm, f=480mm. Zoom on the fluid lava clots, with long filaments between them.
15 May 7.52pm, f=480mm. At the end of the eruption, the vents rim is covered by incadescent blocks.
10 June 8.48pm, f=50mm. After an explosion of lapilli, a jet of black ash hides its incandescent core.
10 June 9.11pm, f=50mm. Scoria from the biggest eruptions from SW crater cover the flanks of the 2011 cone.
10 June 9.18pm, f=50mm. A smaller eruption from the SW crater as seen from Pizzo.
12 June 9.07pm, f=80mm. A big eruption from NE crater as seen from the shelters at 800m.a.s.l.
12 June 9.07pm, f=80mm. Ash is erupted while thousands of bombs roll down the Sciara del Fuoco.
12 June 9.46pm, f=80mm. A big eruption from SW crater as seen from Pizzo.
12 June 10.06pm, f=80mm. Another huge eruption from SW crater illuminates the flanks of the 2011 cone (top-right).
|Photos Copyright Marco Fulle|