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Lipari volcano

stratovolcano 602 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.51°N / 14.95°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: dominantly explosive; eruptions of pumice, followed by construction of lava domes and effusion thick obsidian lava flows.
Lipari volcano eruptions: 729 AD (?, alternative date: 580 AD) at Monte Pilato, formation of "Rocce Rosse" obsidian flow Obsidian block from the Rocce Rosse lava flow on Lipari Island
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 23 Mar
Thu, 23 Mar 03:01 UTCM 1.2 / 15.7 km18 km18.5 km W from Porto di Ponente (Vulcano) (ME)
Thu, 23 Mar 03:01 UTCM 1.6 / 16.9 km19 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Thu, 23 Mar 02:14 UTCM 1.8 / 117.2 km15 kmIsole Eolie (Messina)
Sat, 18 Mar
Sat, 18 Mar 08:43 UTCM 2.1 / 2.6 km27 kmTirreno Meridionale (MARE)
Thu, 16 Mar
Thu, 16 Mar 05:41 UTCM 0.6 / 4.2 km4 km5.4 km SW from Porto di Ponente (Vulcano) (ME)
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Lipari, the ancient Meligunis, is the largest island of the Eolian Archipelago and its economic and cultural center.

Background:

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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Lipari volcano tours
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
From Stromboli to Etna (walking & study tour with a volcanologist to Etna, Vulcano, Lipari and Stromboli)

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