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Lipari volcano

stratovolcano 602 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.51°N / 14.95°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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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
Mon, 12 Nov
Mon, 12 Nov 21:20 UTCM 1.2 / 27.6 km4 kmIsole Eolie (Messina)
Mon, 12 Nov 08:26 UTCM 2.2 / 135.7 km4 kmIsole Eolie (Messina)
Thu, 8 Nov
Thu, 8 Nov 20:09 UTCM 1.9 / 6.8 km29 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Wed, 7 Nov
Wed, 7 Nov 20:21 UTCM 0.9 / 12.8 km14 km12.6 km NE from Capo Calavà (ME)
Wed, 7 Nov 17:03 UTCM 2.2 / 114 km38 kmSICILY, ITALY
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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 (9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)

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