Lava flows on Stromboli 2002-2007

3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows

Due to the high effusion rate of Stromboli's 2007 eruption, a considerable lava delta was produced at the base of Sciara del Fuoco, just below Filo del Fuoco. In this page we show its expansion during the course of one week. All times are local (GMT + 1hr). Focal length of the lenses used on a digicam is given (to be multiplied by 1.5 to obtain the equivalent focal length on 24x36 film).

3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
3 March, 17h, f=16mm. Very close to the acidic plume of sea-water steam.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
3 March, 18h, f=16mm. Each of the two lava flows feeding the delta has a sea entry.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
5 March, 14h, f=135mm. Thick steam rises from the contact between lava and sea.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
5 March, 14h, f=135mm. A seagull surveying an unusually «hot» environment.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
6 March, 18h, f=16mm. Tourist fascinated by magnificent scenery of fire and sea. Venus in the sky.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
6 March, 18h, f=16mm. The flow in the foreground is now feeding the delta section closest to us.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
7 March, 18h, f=50mm. The lava flow in the foreground has reached the sea: note the thick steam plume.
3.-11. March 2007: the Lava Delta grows
10 March, 6h, f=16mm. After extending the foreground half of the delta by 20m, the lava flow has now stopped.
Copyright: M. Fulle.