Lava flows on Stromboli 2002-2007

Effusive eruption 2007

We present here first pictures of the effusive eruption which started on Stromboli on 27. February 2007. They were recorded the following morning, when Giovanni Bassi approached the island, coming from Naples, by ferry. For current updates about this reuption go to this page. Extensive photographic coverage by Marco Fulle to appear later.

Effusive eruption 2007
Stromboli and its two new lava flows seen from a great distance. Stromboli's summit is hidden by clouds (GB).
Effusive eruption 2007
As the boat approaches the island, the steam plume caused by lava entering the sea hides the lava flow more and more (GB).
Effusive eruption 2007
As the houses of San Bartolo come into view (left) the sun rises. The vent erupting the lava is clearly visible (GB).
Effusive eruption 2007
A strong westerly wind carries the steam accross the lower slopes of the cone. Lower centre: buildings at Punta di Labronzo (GB).
Effusive eruption 2007
The eruption in the evening of 5.3.2007 from the ferry to Naples (SB).
Photos Giovanni Bassi (GB) and Sergio Ballarò (SB)