Salina volcano

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 21:09 GMT - Refresh
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)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, August 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 7, 2022 8:31 am (GMT +2) (Aug 7, 2022 06:31 GMT)
1.3

5 km
29 km (18 mi)
Italy: Isole Eolie (Messina)
Saturday, August 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 6, 2022 5:52 am (GMT +2) (Aug 6, 2022 03:52 GMT)
2.4

165 km
26 km (16 mi)
Tyrrhenian Sea, 24 km north of Capo d'Orlando, Italy
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 5:46 pm (GMT +2) (Aug 3, 2022 15:46 GMT)
0.9

15 km
36 km (22 mi)
Sicily, Italy
Sunday, July 31, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 31, 2022 4:49 pm (GMT +2) (Jul 31, 2022 14:49 GMT)
1.2

9.3 km
38 km (24 mi)
Italy: Costa Siciliana Nord-orientale (Messina)
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 3:01 am (GMT +2) (Jul 30, 2022 01:01 GMT)
1.3

7.3 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Italy: Isole Eolie (Messina)

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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