Cupaello volcano

Pyroclastic cone 650 m / 2133 ft
Italy, 42.43°N / 12.93°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cupaello volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, September 26, 2021 08:31 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 26, 2021 10:31 am (GMT +2) (Sep 26, 2021 08:31 GMT)

8.3 km
48 km (30 mi)
17 km south of Foligno, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Sep 26, 2021 7:22 am (GMT +2) (Sep 26, 2021 05:22 GMT)

17 km
39 km (24 mi)
20 km north of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 14:40 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 21, 2021 4:40 pm (GMT +2) (Sep 21, 2021 14:40 GMT)

10.5 km
41 km (25 mi)
3.4 km north of Spoleto, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Sep 21, 2021 8:46 am (GMT +2) (Sep 21, 2021 06:46 GMT)

26 km
30 km (19 mi)
15 km northwest of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy


Cupaello is responsible for a 750-m-long lava flow that covers layers of pyroclastic material, including ash, breccias, lapilli, and scoria. These products were channelized and accumulated downslope of the volcanic edifice (Stoppa and Cundari, 1995). These pyroclastics are carbonatitic in composition, and yielded an Ar/Ar age of 639 ka (Peccerillo, 2005). However, Stoppa and Cundari (1995) list a date of about 491 +/- 3 ka. Structures within the pyroclastic layers indicate that the tuff could still deform plastically when covered by the lava, suggesting that both the explosive and effusive phases were part of the same eruption (Stoppa and Cundari, 1995).
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