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Torre Alfina volcano

Volcanic remnant unknown
Italy, 42.78°N / 11.92°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Torre Alfina volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 24 May 2020
Sun, 24 May 23:32 UTCM 2.1 / 11 km11 kmCentral Italy
Sun, 24 May 20:40 UTCM 2.2 / 11 km11 kmCentral Italy
Sun, 24 May 12:10 UTCM 1.8 / 10.9 km10 km3 km SW Castel Giorgio (TR) (Italy)
Tue, 19 May 2020
Tue, 19 May 06:01 UTCM 1.3 / 10.2 km9 km3 km NE San Lorenzo Nuovo (VT) (Italy)
Sat, 16 May 2020
Sat, 16 May 02:41 UTCM 1.2 / 14.5 km10 km2 km E San Lorenzo Nuovo (VT) (Italy)
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Background:

Torre Alfina is a monogenetic volcano consisting of two volcanic necks and a lava flow several hundred meters long located SE of Monte Amiata (Peccerillo, 2005). Both blocky lava flows and smoother flows formed from lower viscosity lava crop out within a few kilometers of the volcano, and lapilli and scoria deposits surround the vent. Some lava tubes are also present in the eastern part of the lava field near the Paglia River canyon (Conticelli, 1998). These lavas are potassic alkaline olivine-latites and have been dated at 0.9-0.82 Ma (Conticelli, 1998; Peccerillo, 2005). Torre Alfina rocks contain a large number of crustal and mantle xenoliths (Conticello et al., 1998).
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