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Pontine Islands volcano

Lava dome(s) 283 m / 928 ft
Italy, 40.9°N / 12.95°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Pontine Islands volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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The Pontine Islands are Plio-Pleistocene in age, ranging from 4.2-1.0 Ma (Scandone, 1987, pers. comm.; Peccerillo, 2005). The islands are mostly formed of Pliocene rhyolites and Pleistocene trachytes and alkaline rhyolites. Volcanic products also consist of obsidian lava flows, domes, dykes, breccias, and hydromagmatic products. The rhyolitic volcanic activity on Ponza occured between 4.2 and 3.0 Ma, followed by trachytic activity at about 1.0 Ma. The eruptive activity on Palmarola occured around 1.6 Ma (Peccerillo, 2005).
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