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Filicudi volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 773 m / 2536 ft
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.58°N / 14.55°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Filicudi volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Fri, 20 Mar 01:18 UTCM 1.7 / 7.2 km28 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina) (Italy)
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Sun, 15 Mar 04:33 UTCM 2.0 / 4.9 km26 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina) (Italy)
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
Fri, 13 Mar 01:57 UTCM 1.1 / 9.9 km26 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina) (Italy)
Fri, 13 Mar 01:49 UTCM 1.9 / 9.7 km25 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina) (Italy)
Fri, 13 Mar 01:43 UTCM 1.9 / 9.8 km24 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina) (Italy)
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Background:

Filicudi was formed from the coalescence of eruptive centers that developed as part of a NW-SE elongated volcanic complex (Peccerillo, 2005; Guest et al., 2003). It's volcanic structures include basaltic to andesitic composite cones and dacitic domes, lava flows, and pyroclastics (Peccerillo, 2005). The Filicudi rocks also often contain igneous and metamorphic xenoliths (Peccerillo, 2005). Potassium-Argon dates of 0.170 and 0.166 million years were obtained by Capaldi et al. (1985), but Peccerillo (2005) gives a general age range of 440-40 ka. Tephrochronology indicates that the youngest eruptions occurred less than 35,000 years ago (Keller, 1989, pers. comm.). The Eruptive history is generally broken into four phases. The first (1.02 Ma) consisted of pyroclastic eruptions followed by lava flows. The second (390 ka) produced lava flows. The third is responsible for the construction of Fossa Felci, the main volcanic edifice on the island, and the production of basaltic andesitic lavas and pyroclastics. The fourth (40 ka) involved explosive activity from Fossa Felci, creating pumiceous pyroclastics (Guest et al., 2003).
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