Get our newsletter!
Check out the volcano tours offered by Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
8-23 Jul: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
10-14 Jul: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
10-24 Jul: Volcanoes and Cultures - Vanuatu (South Sea)
14-23 Jul: The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse - Vanuatu (South Sea)
15-22 Jul: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
23-25 Jul: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
23 Jul - 8 Aug: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
5-20 Sep: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
5-21 Sep: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
 
Random pictures
News

no news in this list.

 

Ischia volcano

stratovolcano, lava domes, cinder cone 790 m
Italy, 40.73°N / 13.9°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Ischia volcano books | Tours
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ischia volcano eruptions: 1302 AD
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 02:13 UTCM 1.1 / 2.9 km8 kmGolfo di Napoli e Capri (Napoli)
Mon, 22 May 02:00 UTCM 1.0 / 10 km6 kmNapoli
The Ischia volcanic complex forms a rectangular, 6 x 9 km island immediately SW of the Campi Flegrei area at the western side of the Bay of Naples.

Background:

The eruption of the trachytic Green Tuff ignimbrite about 55,000 years ago was followed by caldera formation. The high point on the island, 789-m-high Monte Epemeo, is a volcanic horst composed of the Green Tuff ignimbrite deposit that was submerged after its eruption and then uplifted. Volcanism on the island has been significantly affected by tectonism that formed a series of horsts and grabens; at least 800 m of uplift has formed as a result of resurgent doming during past 33,000 years. Many small monogenetic volcanoes were formed around the uplifted block. Volcanism during the Holocene produced a series of pumiceous tephras, tuff rings, lava domes, and lava flows. The latest eruption of Ischia, in 1302 AD, produced a spatter cone and the Arso lava flow, which reached the NE coast. Source: Smithsonian GVP

Ischia Photos:




Latest satellite images

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.