Imaggeo On Monday: Connection to the deep crust

Imaggeo On Monday: Connection to the deep crust
This year for the EGU24 Photo Competition we had some amazing photos submitted! In case you missed them before the meeting, for the next few weeks we will be featuring all 10 of the shortlisted photos, and our three winners! This week, Alberto Caracciolo’s image ‘Connection to the deep crust‘.


The 2021 Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption was the first one in the area after approximately 800 years. The photo captures the fire-fountaining phase of this eruption, during which geochemistry and petrology studies show that magma was flushed out from the base of the crust to the surface, thanks to a direct connection with the deep reservoir. During this phase, the volcano emitted high funtains of lava and tephra material, showering the vicinity of the crater.


Photo and caption by Alberto Caracciolo, shared on


Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and videos to this repository and, since it is open access, these images can be used for free by scientists for their presentations or publications, by educators and the general public, and some images can even be used freely for commercial purposes. Photographers also retain full rights of use, as Imaggeo images are licensed and distributed by the EGU under a Creative Commons licence. Submit your photos at

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