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Vulcano vulcano

Stratovolcano 500 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.4°N / 14.96°E
Stato attuale: inquieto (2 di 5)
Last update: 22 dic 2021
View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.
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(?)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
lunedì, 16 maggio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
16 mag 2022 12:55 (GMT +2) (16 mag 2022 10:55 GMT)
2.2

132 km
21 km (13 mi)
Mare Tirreno, 15 km a nord da Capo d'Orlando, Italia
domenica, 15 maggio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
15 mag 2022 05:13 (GMT +2) (15 mag 2022 03:13 GMT)
2.1

9 km
34 km (21 mi)
4 km a ovest da Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Provincia di Messina, Sicilia, Italia
mercoledì, 11 maggio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
11 mag 2022 11:15 (GMT +2) (11 mag 2022 09:15 GMT)
1.9

6.4 km
32 km (20 mi)
Mare Tirreno, 12 km a ovest da Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Italia
martedì, 10 maggio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
10 mag 2022 12:41 (GMT +2) (10 mag 2022 10:41 GMT)
1.3

4.2 km
2 km (1.2 mi)
Italy: 6 Km S Lipari (ME)
lunedì, 9 maggio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
9 mag 2022 05:29 (GMT +2) (9 mag 2022 03:29 GMT)
2.0

126 km
28 km (17 mi)
Mare Tirreno, 40 km a nord ovest da Messina, Sicilia, 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

Vulcano Photos

Depositi di zolfo e la fuoriuscita di gas da fumarole sul bordo del cratere La Fossa del Vulcano vulcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Depositi di zolfo e la fuoriuscita di gas da fumarole sul bordo del cratere La Fossa del Vulcano vulcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Aerial view of Vulcano Island. The left older part of the island is an older caldera - the remnant of a dissected stratovolcano, the right part is a younger caldera where the present-day harbour and tourist village of Vulcano is located next to the active cone (light brown) La Fossa. A narrow land bridge connects the island with the peninsula formed by the little cone Vulcanello (an island, that appeared in Roman times), mostly out of the right frame in this picture. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Aerial view of Vulcano Island. The left older part of the island is an older caldera - the remnant of a dissected stratovolcano, the right part is a younger caldera where...
Salina's volcanoes Monte dei Porri and Monte Fossa delle Felci in the background against the approaching storm front.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Salina's volcanoes Monte dei Porri and Monte Fossa delle Felci in the background against the approaching storm front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Panorama view over Vulcano and Vulcanello in the foreground, Salina, Lipari, Panarea (near the rainbow) and in the distant background, Stromboli.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Panorama view over Vulcano and Vulcanello in the foreground, Salina, Lipari, Panarea (near the rainbow) and in the distant background, Stromboli. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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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