Alban Hills

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 41.73°N
  • 12.7°E

  • 949 m
    3113 ft

  • 211004
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 0114 BCE ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
[ 0540 BCE (?) ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
[ 0600 BCE ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Ariccia crater

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.

Photo Gallery

Lake-filled Albano maar is part of the Alban Hills (Monte Albano) complex immediately SE of Rome. The Cavo scoria cone rises beyond the far rim. The Monte Albano complex contains a large Pleistocene stratovolcano with a 10-km-wide caldera. Subsequent eruptions occurred from a new 5-km-wide central cone and from many phreatomagmatic craters and cones within the caldera and on its outer flanks. The youngest dated magmatic eruption occurred during the late-Pleistocene, but the possibility of Holocene phreatic eruptions has not been excluded.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 13 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 111123-1258 "Leucitite with apatite, biotite, and others"
NMNH 111123-929 "Leucitite with leucite, apatite, and others"
NMNH 111123-930 "Leucitite with anorthite, apatite, and others"
NMNH 111123-941 Leucite tephrite
NMNH 92002-1 "Igneous rock with augite, chalk, and others"
NMNH 92002-2 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-3 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-4 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-5 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-6 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-7 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-8 Igneous rock
NMNH 92002-9 Igneous rock

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