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Lipari volcano

estratovolcán 602 m
Islas eólicas, Italia, 38.51°N / 14.95°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: dominantemente explosivas; erupciones de la piedra pómez, seguido por la construcción de domos de lava y flujos de lava de obsidiana gruesa efusión.
Erupciones del volcán Lipari: 729 AD (?, alternative date: 580 AD) at Monte Pilato, formation of "Rocce Rosse" obsidian flowObsidian block from the Rocce Rosse lava flow on Lipari IslandNo hay terremotos recientes
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Lipari, the ancient Meligunis, is the largest island of the Eolian Archipelago and its economic and cultural center.

Background:

It is located immediately north of Vulcano Island. The island contains numerous small stratovolcanoes, craters, and lava domes on a basement of submarine volcanic deposits.
The latest eruption in historic times, probably in 729 AD, at Monte Pilatus at the NE tip of the island, formed a spectacular obsidian lava flow. Since Ancient times, the island has been known for its rich deposit of pumice (the largest deposit in the world!) and obsidian, - a highly valued raw material to manufacture tools such as knives and arrowheads in the Stone and Bronze Age. Obsidian from Lipari has been found throughout the Mediterranean, proving that a vast trade network existed already during the 2nd millennium BC.

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