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The hot springs of Vulcano at sea level
The hot springs of Vulcano at sea level
Crater of La Fossa volcano, with views over the archipelago
Crater of La Fossa volcano, with views over the archipelago

Vulcano vulcano

Stratovolcano 500 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.4°N / 14.96°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 20 Oct 2015 (View of La Fossa crater in the morning)
View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.

Vulcano, named after the Roman god of Fire, is the southernmost of the Eolian Islands north of Sicily, Italy. Vulcano has an active volcano (also called the Fossa) that has had frequent eruptions documented since Ancient times.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: explosive (vulcanian) eruptions
Eruzioni del vulcano Vulcano: Frequent eruptions since Ancient and Medieval times; during the last 300 years eruptions in 1727, 1731, 1771, 1775(?), 1780, 1786(?), 1812(?), 1822(?), 1831(?), 1873, 1886, 1888, 1892(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sun, 9 May 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
9 May 2021 03:58:19 GMT
1.8

116 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 31 km a nord da Messina, Sicilia, Italia
9 May 2021 02:54:10 GMT
2.1

164 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 37 km a nord ovest da Messina, Sicilia, Italia
Wed, 5 May 2021 (GMT) (3 Terremoti)
5 May 2021 23:33:11 GMT
1.8

9.9 km - Di più
kmMare Tirreno, 14 km a nord ovest da Milazzo, Italia
5 May 2021 16:56:06 GMT
1.9

10 km - Di più
km22 km a sud ovest da Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Italia
5 May 2021 15:49:51 GMT
1.6

6.7 km - Di più
km21 km a sud ovest da Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Italia

Sfondo

Vulcano was constructed during six volcanic stages during the past 136,000 years. Two overlapping calderas, the 2.5-km-wide Caldera del Piano on the SE and the 4-km-wide Caldera della Fossa on the NW, were formed at about 100,000 and 24,000-15,000 years ago, respectively, and volcanism has migrated to the north over time.
La Fossa cone, active throughout the Holocene and the location of most of the historical eruptions of Vulcano, occupies the 3-km-wide Caldera della Fossa at the NW end of the elongated, 3 x 7 km island. The Vulcanello lava platform forms a low, roughly circular peninsula on the northern tip of Vulcano that was formed as an island beginning in 183 BC and was connected to Vulcano in about 1550 AD. Vulcanello is capped by three pyroclastic cones and was active intermittently until the 16th century. The latest eruption from Vulcano consisted of explosive activity from the Fossa cone from 1898 to 1900. Source: Smithsonian GVP


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

La Fossa cone, Vulcano island, seen from the sea
La Fossa cone, Vulcano island, seen from the sea
Large breadcrust bomb at the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano - Eolian Islands (Italy)
Large breadcrust bomb at the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano - Eolian Islands (Italy)
Beneficial effects of volcanic mud, Vulcano island (Italy)
Beneficial effects of volcanic mud, Vulcano island (Italy)

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