Roccamonfina volcano

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 19:02 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 1066 m / 3497 ft
Italy, 41.3°N / 13.93°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Roccamonfina volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 10, 2022 1:08 am (GMT +2) (Aug 9, 2022 23:08 GMT)
1.8

7.6 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
7.3 km southeast of Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Latium, Italy
Saturday, August 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 6, 2022 7:55 pm (GMT +2) (Aug 6, 2022 17:55 GMT)
1.5

8.5 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
6.3 km southeast of Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Latium, Italy
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 3:54 am (GMT +2) (Aug 4, 2022 01:54 GMT)
1.1

9.2 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
Italy: 3 Km SW San Vittore Del Lazio (FR)

Background

Roccamonfina is a large Pleistocene stratovolcano with numerous post-caldera cones within the summit caldera and on the flanks. The eruptive history consists of three main phases. The first stage built the main cone via lava flows and pyroclastics. The second stage is defined by large explosive eruptions, tuff deposits, and caldera collapse. The third stage formed the lava flows, domes, and scoria cones that exist on the volcanic edifice today. A report of a historical eruption in 269 BCE ("a flame shot up and burned for three days near Cales" (Stothers and Rampino, 1983)) is considered uncertain by Scandone and Principe (1986), who noted that the youngest products have been dated at 0.30 million years. Later work (Rouchon et al., 2008) dated summit caldera lava domes at 170-150,000 years ago. Peccerillo (2005) gives an age range of 0.58-0.1 Ma for Roccamonfina activity.
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