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Vulcano volcano

Stratovolcano 500 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.4°N / 14.96°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 20 Oct 2015 (View of La Fossa crater in the morning)
Typical eruption style: explosive (vulcanian) eruptions
Vulcano volcano eruptions: Frequent eruptions since Ancient and Medieval times; during the last 300 years eruptions in 1727, 1731, 1771, 1775(?), 1780, 1786(?), 1812(?), 1822(?), 1831(?), 1873, 1886, 1888, 1892(?) View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 9 Oct
Tue, 9 Oct 22:45 UTCM 1.8 / 10.1 km28 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Sun, 7 Oct
Sun, 7 Oct 21:49 UTCM 2.1 / 116.5 km38 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Wed, 3 Oct
Wed, 3 Oct 10:29 UTCM 1.4 / 6.1 km7 km6.8 km W from Porto di Ponente (Vulcano) (ME)
Tue, 2 Oct
Tue, 2 Oct 00:24 UTCM 1.4 / 10.2 km24 kmCosta Siciliana nord-orientale (Messina)
Tue, 2 Oct 00:24 UTCM 1.1 / 12.2 km26 km8.3 km NE from Oliveri (ME)
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Vulcano, named after the Roman god of Fire, is the southernmost of the Eolian Islands north of Sicily, Italy. Vulcano has an active volcano (also called the Fossa) that has had frequent eruptions documented since Ancient times.

Background:

Vulcano was constructed during six volcanic stages during the past 136,000 years. Two overlapping calderas, the 2.5-km-wide Caldera del Piano on the SE and the 4-km-wide Caldera della Fossa on the NW, were formed at about 100,000 and 24,000-15,000 years ago, respectively, and volcanism has migrated to the north over time.
La Fossa cone, active throughout the Holocene and the location of most of the historical eruptions of Vulcano, occupies the 3-km-wide Caldera della Fossa at the NW end of the elongated, 3 x 7 km island. The Vulcanello lava platform forms a low, roughly circular peninsula on the northern tip of Vulcano that was formed as an island beginning in 183 BC and was connected to Vulcano in about 1550 AD. Vulcanello is capped by three pyroclastic cones and was active intermittently until the 16th century. The latest eruption from Vulcano consisted of explosive activity from the Fossa cone from 1898 to 1900. Source: Smithsonian GVP

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Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
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La Fossa cone, Vulcano island, seen from the sea
La Fossa cone, Vulcano island, seen from the sea
Large breadcrust bomb at the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano - Eolian Islands (Italy)
Large breadcrust bomb at the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano - Eolian Islands (Italy)
Beneficial effects of volcanic mud, Vulcano island (Italy)
Beneficial effects of volcanic mud, Vulcano island (Italy)

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