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Iblei volcano

Shield? 825 m / 2707 ft
Italy, 37.12°N / 14.82°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Iblei volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Iblei consists of mostly submarine volcanics with some subaerial deposits; however, there is no clear volcanic edifice (Scandone, 1987, pers. comm.). The volcanic features consist mostly of monogenetic cones, maars, and lava flows of basaltic to andesitic composition; the older Pliocene submarine products are pillow lavas and hyaloclastites (Peccerillo, 2005). The youngest volcanic products are K-Ar dated at 1.7 Ma, but volcanism is believed to have taken place from 4.9 to 1.5 Ma (Capaldi et al., 1985; Peccerillo, 2005).
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