Explosive activity at Stromboli volcano, Italy intensified on Jan 5, particularly in its northeastern vents where a new cinder cone continues to form.
Seismic signals that suggest a fracturing at the summit have been recorded since Dec 24, 2018, when Italian Civil Protection raised the volcano’s Alert Level from Green to Yellow.
This was followed by a further increase of activity from Dec 26.
A series of strong explosions were observed at the NE vent on Jan 3, 2019. This activity further intensified on the evening of Jan 5 with multiple vents active at once.
“In particular, in the NE cluster of vents where a new cinder cone is growing and continuous lava spattering as well as larger strombolian explosions with plenty of red-hot lava spatter ejected to probably more than 200 m (656 feet),” volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer reports.
“It is obvious that currently, the magma column inside the conduits stands high, ready perhaps to produce an overflow in the near future,” Pfeiffer concludes.
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Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
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Grand Solar Minimum