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Amiata volcano

stratovolcano
Italy, 42.89°N / 11.63°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Amiata volcano eruptions: 200.000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 14 Aug
Tue, 14 Aug 02:25 UTCM 1.3 / 7.6 km14 km5 km SE Radicofani (SI)
Tue, 31 Jul
Tue, 31 Jul 12:29 UTCM 1.6 / 8.6 km14 km1 km SE Onano (VT)
Tue, 31 Jul 01:11 UTCM 1.0 / 1.8 km34 km5 km NE Buonconvento (SI)
Thu, 26 Jul
Thu, 26 Jul 09:53 UTCM 1.5 / 10.8 km36 km7 km W Campagnatico (GR)
Thu, 19 Jul
Thu, 19 Jul 09:57 UTCM 1.8 / 8.7 km36 km8 km W Campagnatico (GR)
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Amiata is a lava dome complex located about 20 km NW of Lake Bolsena in the southern Tuscany region of Italy.

Background:

The trachydacitic domes and associated lava flows, which were emplaced following the eruptions of rhyodacitic ignimbrites during the Pliocene, were erupted along regional ENE-WSW-trending faults. The largest of the domes is 1738-m-high Monte Amiata (La Vetta), a compound lava dome with a trachytic lava flow that extends to the east. A massive viscous trachydacitic lava flow, 5 km long and 4 km wide, is part of the basal complex and extends from beneath the southern base of Corno de Bellaria dome. Radiometric dates indicate that the Amiata complex formed during two major eruptive episodes about 300,000 and 200,000 years ago and that ages of the domes and lava flows decrease from the WSW to ENE. No eruptive activity has occurred at Amiata during the Holocene, but thermal activity continues at a producing geothermal field near the town of Bagnore, at the SW end of the dome complex.

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