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Cupaello volcano

Pyroclastic cone 650 m / 2133 ft
Italy, 42.43°N / 12.93°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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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. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 8 Jun 2020
Mon, 8 Jun 23:25 UTCM 1.1 / 11 km25 km5 km S Cittareale (RI) (Italy)
Sat, 30 May 2020
Sat, 30 May 17:51 UTCM 1.2 / 16.1 km27 km2 km W Barete (AQ) (Italy)
Thu, 28 May 2020
Thu, 28 May 18:25 UTCM 1.1 / 12.1 km23 km6 km SW Cittareale (RI) (Italy)
Thu, 28 May 18:24 UTCM 1.1 / 13.3 km22 km5 km NE Posta (RI) (Italy)
Wed, 27 May 2020
Wed, 27 May 03:43 UTCM 1.4 / 11.5 km23 km6 km SW Cittareale (RI) (Italy)
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Background:

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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