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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
Fri, 18 Jan
Fri, 18 Jan 13:49 UTCM 1.5 / 14 km27 km1 km SE Gioiosa Marea (ME)
Wed, 16 Jan
Wed, 16 Jan 14:37 UTCM 1.0 / 11.2 km31 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Wed, 16 Jan 14:28 UTCM 1.6 / 11.1 km29 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Thu, 10 Jan
Thu, 10 Jan 20:11 UTCM 2.4 / 146 km19 kmSICILY, ITALY
Wed, 9 Jan
Wed, 9 Jan 00:40 UTCM 2.7 / 135 km18 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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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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