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Vulcano volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 20:55 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 500 m
Eolian Islands, Italy, 38.4°N / 14.96°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Last update: 22 Dec 2021
View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.
View of the crater of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island.

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.

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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(?)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 3:16 pm (GMT +2) (Jun 28, 2022 13:16 GMT)
1.3

8.4 km
19 km (12 mi)
Italy: Costa Siciliana Nord-orientale (Messina)
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 6:49 pm (GMT +2) (Jun 25, 2022 16:49 GMT)
1.8

18 km
28 km (17 mi)
8.4 km west of Patti, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 4:34 pm (GMT +2) (Jun 22, 2022 14:34 GMT)
1.4

9.8 km
36 km (22 mi)
Italy: 2 Km W Furnari (ME)

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

Vulcano Photos

On the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group on Vulcano Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group on Vulcano Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The sun is out again - on our hotel on Vulcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The sun is out again - on our hotel on Vulcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Night on the beach of Porto di Ponente (Vulcano) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Night on the beach of Porto di Ponente (Vulcano) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



Vulcano volcano tours:
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour (15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
From Stromboli to Etna (9-day walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with our expert volcanologist)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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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