Persani Mountains volcano

Volcanic field 623 m / 2044 ft
Romania, 45.98°N / 25.34°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Persani Mountains volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (pleistocene)

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:47 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 22, 2021 3:47 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 22, 2021 12:47 GMT)

5 km
40 km (25 mi)
Oraş Vlãhiţa, 15 km east of Odorheiu Secuiesc, Harghita, Romania
Friday, September 17, 2021 09:43 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 17, 2021 12:43 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 17, 2021 09:43 GMT)

5 km
36 km (22 mi)
Comuna Băţani, 22 km north of Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna, Romania


The Persani Mountains, an area that includes Pliocene-to-Pleistocene alkali basalts, are located south of the Calimani-Harghita Mountains in east-central Romania (Poka 1988). Bleheau et al. (1973) and Boccaletti et al. (1973) had also noted Pleistocene basalts in the area. Panaiotu et al. (2004) identified a number of volcanic features across a 22 x 8 km zone, finding that there were pulses of activity during 1.5-1.2 and 0.67-0.52 Ma.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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