Stromboli photos

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).

Spring 2012: Strong Activity
15 May 7.35pm, f=480mm. The eruptions from NE crater lasted more than a whole minute.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
15 May 7.35pm, f=480mm. Zoom into the core of the lava fountain (from Bastimento).
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
15 May 7.51pm, f=480mm. The biggest lava clots are larger than one meter in diameter.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
15 May 7.51pm, f=480mm. Zoom on the fluid lava clots, with long filaments between them.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
15 May 7.52pm, f=480mm. At the end of the eruption, the vents rim is covered by incadescent blocks.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
10 June 8.48pm, f=50mm. After an explosion of lapilli, a jet of black ash hides its incandescent core.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
10 June 9.11pm, f=50mm. Scoria from the biggest eruptions from SW crater cover the flanks of the 2011 cone.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
10 June 9.18pm, f=50mm. A smaller eruption from the SW crater as seen from Pizzo.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
12 June 9.07pm, f=80mm. A big eruption from NE crater as seen from the shelters at 800m.a.s.l.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
12 June 9.07pm, f=80mm. Ash is erupted while thousands of bombs roll down the Sciara del Fuoco.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
12 June 9.46pm, f=80mm. A big eruption from SW crater as seen from Pizzo.
Spring 2012: Strong Activity
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