Eruption March 2007: Lava Flows from Filo del Fuoco
The 2007 eruption of Stromboli was characterized by high flow rates, up to ten cubic meters per second. Spectacular lava flows on the slopes of Sciara del Fuoco were best seen from the helipad at 400m on Filo del Fuoco. Thanks are due to Magmatrek and Guardia di Finanza Alpine Guides for their assistance in the field. Focal lengths of lenses used on a digicam are given (to be multiplied by 1.5 to obtain the equivalent focal length on 24x36 film).
3 March 2007, 17h, f=135mm. Seagulls are alarmed by lava flowing near their nests.
3 March 2007, 18h, f=50mm. Sea surf in the background mimics the shape of lava flows.
5 March 2007, 15h, f=50mm. Incadescent flows in the foreground, brown rockfalls further back.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=16mm. Mimmo observes the eruption. Filicudi and Alicudi in the sun glint.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=50mm. The active vent at 420m.a.s.l. Salina in the background.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=300mm. Lava flows at 3 meters per second after leaving the vent.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=300mm. The flow, first 3m wide, divides into two branches each 1m wide.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=300mm. At 200m the flows split once again: the furthest moving the fastest.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=16mm. Minutes after sunset; steam from sea entry at right.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=10mm. Venus at the exact centre of the image.
5 March 2007, 18h, f=10mm. Recording the lava flow on a mobile phone camera.
5 March 2007, 19h, f=10mm. Fortunate tourists admire a unique scenery.
|Copyright: M. Fulle.