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Larderello

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  • Italy
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Explosion crater(s)
  • 1282 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.25°N
  • 10.87°E

  • 500 m
    1640 ft

  • 211001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Larderello.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1282 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Lago Vecchienna
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Larderello.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Larderello.

Photo Gallery

Steam pours from cooling towers at Larderello, one of the world's most productive geothermal areas. Larderello is located in the Tuscany region of Italy, at a solfatara field in an area underlain by sediments of Eocene-to-Pliocene age. The only surficial morphological manifestation of volcanism is a series of about a dozen explosion craters 30-250 m in diameter. The youngest of these, the Lago Vecchienna crater, ejected blocks and ash during a phreatic eruption in about 1282 CE and is now filled by a 250-m-wide lake.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1985 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Italy, Europe
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
Title: Italy, Synthetic Structural-Kinematic Map
Publisher: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Country: Italy
Year: 1989
Map Type: Geophysical (Structural)
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Italy, Synthetic Structural-Kinematic Map
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Italia, Carta Tettonica d'
Publisher: CNR
Country: Italy
Year: 1979
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Italia, Carta Tettonica d'
Title: Siena
Publisher: IGM Istituto Geografico Militare
Country: Italy
Year: 1960
Series: M691
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Siena
Title: Grosseto
Publisher: IGM Istituto Geografico Militare
Country: Italy
Year: 1960
Series: M691
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Grosseto
Title: Roma
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1959
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Roma
Title: Firenze
Publisher: GSGS
Country: Italy
Year: 1954
Series: GSGS4782
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Firenze
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Larderello in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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