Gaeta Bay Volcanic Field volcano

Submarine unknown
Italy, 40.98°N / 13.66°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Gaeta Bay Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Friday, September 17, 2021 03:09 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 17, 2021 5:09 am (GMT +2) (Sep 17, 2021 03:09 GMT)

1.4 km
43 km (27 mi)
Italy: Campi Flegrei Area
Thursday, September 9, 2021 00:16 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 9, 2021 2:16 am (GMT +2) (Sep 9, 2021 00:16 GMT)

1.5 km
43 km (27 mi)
Italy: Campi Flegrei Area


The Gaeta Bay Volcanic Field consists of a group of eight buried submarine volcanoes of Middle to Lower Pleistocene age (Torrente and Milia, 2013). This volcanism is generally characterized by thick lava flows and volcaniclastic deposits. The entire volcanic field is up to 1500 m thick. Volcanic activity in the Gaeta Bay and surrounding regions was largely fault bounded, where extension and subsidence controlled the emplacement and displacement of most of the volcanic centers (Torrente and Milia, 2013). These volcanic centers developed between 0.4 and 0.1 Ma. The oldest volcanic center is lower Pleistocene. The extension and volcanism responsible for the volcanic field migrated eastward with time, towards the Campi Flegrei (Torrente and Milia, 2013).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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