Lipari vulcano

stratovulcano 602 m
Äolische Inseln, Italien, 38.51°N / 14.95°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Obsidian block from the Rocce Rosse lava flow on Lipari Island
Obsidian block from the Rocce Rosse lava flow on Lipari Island

Lipari, the ancient Meligunis, is the largest island of the Eolian Archipelago and its economic and cultural center.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: dominantly explosive; eruptions of pumice, followed by construction of lava domes and effusion thick obsidian lava flows.
Eruzioni del vulcano Lipari: 729 AD (?, alternative date: 580 AD) at Monte Pilato, formation of "Rocce Rosse" obsidian flow

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Tue, 18 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
18 May 2021 17:58:35 GMT

124 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 20 km a sud ovest da Isola di Lipari, Sicilia, Italia
Mon, 17 May 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
17 May 2021 20:11:43 GMT

131 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 13 km a nord da Milazzo, Provincia di Messina, Sicilia, Italia
17 May 2021 03:56:14 GMT

10.5 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 28 km a nord ovest da Capo d'Orlando, Italia
Sat, 15 May 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
15 May 2021 01:06:19 GMT

132 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 32 km a nord da Messina, Sicilia, Italia
15 May 2021 00:10:40 GMT

122 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 24 km a nord ovest da Messina, Sicilia, Italia


It is located immediately north of Vulcano Island. The island contains numerous small stratovolcanoes, craters, and lava domes on a basement of submarine volcanic deposits.
The latest eruption in historic times, probably in 729 AD, at Monte Pilatus at the NE tip of the island, formed a spectacular obsidian lava flow. Since Ancient times, the island has been known for its rich deposit of pumice (the largest deposit in the world!) and obsidian, - a highly valued raw material to manufacture tools such as knives and arrowheads in the Stone and Bronze Age. Obsidian from Lipari has been found throughout the Mediterranean, proving that a vast trade network existed already during the 2nd millennium BC.

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