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Marsili Seamount vulcano

vulcano sottomarino −450 m / −1,476 ft
Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, 39.25°N / 14.39°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 14 mar 2022
Location map of Marsili Seamount (from Nicolosi et al, 2006)
Location map of Marsili Seamount (from Nicolosi et al, 2006)

Marsili is a large, active submarine volcano in the southeastern central Tyrrhenian Sea, located about 175 kilometers (109 mi) south of Naples. It rises about 3,000 m (9,800 feet) from the sea floor and its peak and crater reach within 450 m (1400 ft) beneath the water surface.
A recent study has shown that submarine, explosive eruptions occurred at Marsili in historical times. The volcano has the potential (an is likely) to erupt again in the future. The main hazard from the volcano is tsunami generation if a larger collapse of the unstable volcanic edifice occurs during or after an eruption.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: submarine-explosive
Eruzioni del vulcano Marsili Seamount: approx. 5000 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes: Non terremoti recenti

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References:
- Gianluca Iezzi, Carlo Caso, Guido Ventura, Mattia Vallefuoco, Andrea Cavallo, Harald Behrens, Silvio Mollo, Diego Paltrinieri, Patrizio Signanini, Francesco Vetere (2014) "First documented deep submarine explosive eruptions at the Marsili Seamount (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy): A case of historical volcanism in the Mediterranean Sea", Gondwana Research, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 764–774
- Caratori Tontini F., Cocchi L., Muccini F., Carmisciano C., Marani M., Bonatti E., Ligi M., and Boschi E. (2010) "Potential-field modelling of collapse-prone submarine volcanoes in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea (Italy)", Geophysical Research Letter 37, Volume 37, Issue 3
- Iacopo Nicolosi, Fabio Speranza, Massimo Chiappini (2006) "Ultrafast oceanic spreading of the Marsili Basin, southern Tyrrhenian Sea: Evidence from magnetic anomaly analysis", Geology, v. 34, p. 717-720


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