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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 flowObsidian block from the Rocce Rosse lava flow on Lipari Island
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 21 Sep
Thu, 21 Sep 04:28 UTCM 3.3 / 7.4 km24 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Wed, 20 Sep
Wed, 20 Sep 00:10 UTCM 2.4 / 129.1 km26 kmTirreno Meridionale (MARE)
Tue, 19 Sep
Tue, 19 Sep 13:28 UTCM 2.4 / 134.2 km29 kmTirreno Meridionale (MARE)
Sat, 9 Sep
Sat, 9 Sep 02:31 UTCM 1.6 / 9.2 km28 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Sat, 9 Sep 00:17 UTCM 1.5 / 8 km27 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
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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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