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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
Torre Alfina volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Torre Alfina volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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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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