Strombolian Activity on 27/07/12
On a recent trip to Etna, I was lucky enough to capture some Strombolian activity on the 27th July 2012 in action in Bocca Nuova at the summit of Mt. Etna (as per picture on the right). On a previous trip to the summit two days prior to this the magma column was low and was producing minor ash explosions (all pictures available here). On this particular day the magma column had risen high enough to produce regular strombolian explosions which occured from seconds to minutes apart. There was also evidence of a small outpouring of lava from the vent, although this was only visible using a heat camera.
There are also a couple of videos of these events in the videos section. Apologies for the poor quality, down to a mixture of shaky camera work and strong wind!