Ischia volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 06:43 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano, lava domes, cinder cone 790 m
Italy, 40.73°N / 13.9°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ischia volcano eruptions: 1302 AD
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 1:51 am (GMT +2) (Aug 3, 2022 23:51 GMT)
1.1

1.9 km
24 km (15 mi)
Italy: Campi Flegrei
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 3:02 am (GMT +2) (Aug 1, 2022 01:02 GMT)
1.3

3.6 km
24 km (15 mi)
Southern Italy
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Jul 30, 2022 3:45 pm (GMT +2) (Jul 30, 2022 13:45 GMT)
1.1

1.3 km
24 km (15 mi)
Italy: Campi Flegrei
Jul 30, 2022 3:23 pm (GMT +2) (Jul 30, 2022 13:23 GMT)
1.5

2 km
24 km (15 mi)
3.2 km southwest of Pianura, Neapel, Campania, Italy
Jul 30, 2022 5:27 am (GMT +2) (Jul 30, 2022 03:27 GMT)
2.7

2.2 km
24 km (15 mi)
10.8 km west of Naples, Neapel, Campania, Italy

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

The Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius seen from Ischia island, Italy (Photo: Janka)
The Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius seen from Ischia island, Italy (Photo: Janka)
Sunset over the bay of Sant'Angelo in the southern part of Ischia island, Italy (Photo: Janka)
Sunset over the bay of Sant'Angelo in the southern part of Ischia island, Italy (Photo: Janka)
View over the island Nisida towards the island of Ischia. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View over the island Nisida towards the island of Ischia. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Pink and orange sky above the Phlegraean islands of Procida (central flat silhouette with building to the left) and Ischia (silhouette in the background with small mountain to the right). (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Pink and orange sky above the Phlegraean islands of Procida (central flat silhouette with building to the left) and Ischia (silhouette in the background with small mounta...
 



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