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Radicofani volcano

Volcanic remnant unknown
Italy, 42.87°N / 11.77°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Radicofani volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 8 Apr 2020
Wed, 8 Apr 16:53 UTCM 1.5 / 11 km9 km5 km N San Casciano dei Bagni (SI) (Italy)
Wed, 8 Apr 16:12 UTCM 2.2 / 10.9 km10 km4 km N San Casciano dei Bagni (SI) (Italy)

Background:

Radicofani, a part of the Tuscan Magmatic Province located within the Sierra-Radicofani Graben, is a relatively small monogenetic volcano now represented by a volcanic neck (Peccerillo, 2005; Conticello et al., 2011). Although the original edifice was a cinder cone, it is highly dissected, leaving only lava flow remnants and scoria deposits east of Monte Amiata (Peccerillo, 2005; Conticello et al., 2011). Columnar jointing is present in the middle and lower portions of the neck and large lava blocks and bombs are scattered about within several kilometers (Conticello et al., 2011). The lavas are generally basaltic-andesitic to shoshonitic in composition (Conticello et al., 2011). The lavas of the upper and lower parts of the neck have been dated to about 1.3 Ma and 1.08-1.22 Ma ago, respectively (Conticello et al., 2011; Peccerillo, 2005).
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