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Cupaello volcano

Updated: Mar 2, 2024 07:29 GMT -
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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Feb 29, 02:10 pm (Rome)
Feb 29, 13:10 GMT

1.7

10 km
7.1 km (4.4 mi) to the SE 12 km east of Rieti, Provincia di Rieti, Latium, Italy More
Sunday, February 18, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 18, 10:24 am (Rome)
Feb 18, 09:24 GMT

1.9

9.6 km
7 km (4.4 mi) to the SE 12 km east of Rieti, Provincia di Rieti, Latium, Italy More
Monday, February 26, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 26, 05:56 pm (Rome)
Feb 26, 16:56 GMT

1.6

14 km
29 km (18 mi) to the E 21 km northwest of L’Aquila, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy More
Friday, February 23, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 23, 03:02 am (Rome)
Feb 23, 02:02 GMT

1.5

15 km
29 km (18 mi) to the E 19 km northwest of L’Aquila, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy More
Sunday, February 18, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 18, 01:00 pm (Rome)
Feb 18, 12:00 GMT

1.5

14 km
21 km (13 mi) to the NE 28 km northeast of Rieti, Provincia di Rieti, Latium, Italy More
Feb 18, 12:57 pm (Rome)
Feb 18, 11:57 GMT

1.5

15 km
21 km (13 mi) to the NE 28 km northeast of Rieti, Provincia di Rieti, Latium, Italy More

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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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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