Salina volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 962 m / 3156 ft
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.58°N / 14.85°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
29 Jul 2021 01:24:45 GMT
1.5

29 km
31 km (19 mi)
Tyrrhenian Sea, 24 km southwest of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
27 Jul 2021 19:31:05 GMT
2.9

140 km
38 km (24 mi)
Tyrrhenian Sea, 18 km north of Milazzo, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
25 Jul 2021 05:37:19 GMT
2.3

156 km
22 km (14 mi)
Tyrrhenian Sea, 13 km southwest of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy
25 Jul 2021 04:17:20 GMT
2.1

183 km
27 km (17 mi)
Tyrrhenian Sea, 20 km southwest of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
18 Jul 2021 04:39:12 GMT
2.4

115 km
45 km (28 mi)
Tyrrhenian Sea, 8.7 km north of Milazzo, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy

Background

Salina is made up of calc-alkaline basaltic to andesitic stratovolcanoes (Rivi, Capo, and Corvo), which are overlain by two andesitic cones (Monte Felci and Monte Porri), the latter of which erupted about 67 ka (Peccerillo, 2005). Monte Porri also underwent intense explosive activity, producing a series of tuffs that have also been identified on other nearby islands; these eruptions also produced lahars and pyroclastic surges (Guest et al., 2003). The final eruptive activity produced basaltic-dacitic-andesitic lava flows and a rhyolitic explosion crater (Pollara) (Peccerillo, 2005; Guest et al., 2003). Pollara Crater erupted about 13,000 years before present; the rest of the island is mid-upper Pleistocene, as old as 430 to 500 k.y. old (Keller, 1974; Peccerillo, 2005;Guest et al., 2003).
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Salina Photos

Night over Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco - the distant island of Salina in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Night over Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco - the distant island of Salina in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rays of evening sunlight iluminating the volcanic island of Salina; picture taken from Stromboli's viewpoint Pizzo, 2nd January 2013 (Photo: Ingrid)
Rays of evening sunlight iluminating the volcanic island of Salina; picture taken from Stromboli's viewpoint Pizzo, 2nd January 2013 (Photo: Ingrid)
Sunset view from the summit of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano, with Salina, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunset view from the summit of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano, with Salina, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the salt fields "Salinas del Janubio" on Lanzarote, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
View over the salt fields "Salinas del Janubio" on Lanzarote, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
 



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