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The hot springs of Vulcano at sea level
The hot springs of Vulcano at sea level
Crater of La Fossa volcano, with views over the archipelago
Crater of La Fossa volcano, with views over the archipelago

Vulcano volcano

Stratovolcano 500 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.4°N / 14.96°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 20 Oct 2015 (View of La Fossa crater in the morning)
View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.

Vulcano, named after the Roman god of Fire, is the southernmost of the Eolian Islands north of Sicily, Italy. Vulcano has an active volcano (also called the Fossa) that has had frequent eruptions documented since Ancient times.

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Typical eruption style: erupciones explosivas (vulcaniana)
Erupciones del volcán Vulcano: Frequent eruptions since Ancient and Medieval times; during the last 300 years eruptions in 1727, 1731, 1771, 1775(?), 1780, 1786(?), 1812(?), 1822(?), 1831(?), 1873, 1886, 1888, 1892(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Mon, 10 May 2021 (GMT) (3 temblores)
10 May 2021 12:44:59 GMT

14 km - Más
km3 Km W Montagnareale (ME), Italy
10 May 2021 11:18:53 GMT

8.4 km - Más
kmCosta Siciliana Nord-orientale (Messina), Italy
10 May 2021 00:13:45 GMT

19 km - Más
km1 Km NE Sant'Angelo Di Brolo (ME), Italy
Sun, 9 May 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
9 May 2021 17:34:03 GMT

8.7 km - Más
km19 km al oeste de Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Italia
9 May 2021 12:21:55 GMT

8.5 km - Más
km2.2 km al oeste de Tortorici, Provincia de Mesina, Región de Sicilia, Italia


Vulcano was constructed during six volcanic stages during the past 136,000 years. Two overlapping calderas, the 2.5-km-wide Caldera del Piano on the SE and the 4-km-wide Caldera della Fossa on the NW, were formed at about 100,000 and 24,000-15,000 years ago, respectively, and volcanism has migrated to the north over time.
La Fossa cone, active throughout the Holocene and the location of most of the historical eruptions of Vulcano, occupies the 3-km-wide Caldera della Fossa at the NW end of the elongated, 3 x 7 km island. The Vulcanello lava platform forms a low, roughly circular peninsula on the northern tip of Vulcano that was formed as an island beginning in 183 BC and was connected to Vulcano in about 1550 AD. Vulcanello is capped by three pyroclastic cones and was active intermittently until the 16th century. The latest eruption from Vulcano consisted of explosive activity from the Fossa cone from 1898 to 1900. Source: Smithsonian GVP

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

La Fossa cone, Vulcano island, seen from the sea
La Fossa cone, Vulcano island, seen from the sea
Large breadcrust bomb at the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano - Eolian Islands (Italy)
Large breadcrust bomb at the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano - Eolian Islands (Italy)
Beneficial effects of volcanic mud, Vulcano island (Italy)
Beneficial effects of volcanic mud, Vulcano island (Italy)

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