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Colli Albani

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  • Italy
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Caldera
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 41.73°N
  • 12.7°E

  • 949 m
    3114 ft

  • 211004
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is data available for 2 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 1993 - 2000 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1993 Stop Date: 2000 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 0.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown
Figure (see Caption)

Ground velocity in the period 1993-2000, in the Line of Sight of the descending ERS orbit. The site of the Solforata gas vents is indicated (S).

From: Salvi et al. 2004.


Model Solutions

Model Solution Type Min Depth Max Depth Min Volume Change Max Volume Change Remarks Citation
Point 5 1140000 Anzidei et al. 2010
Point 5 200000 Salvi et al. 2004
Point 7 440000 Salvi et al. 2004

Reference List: Salvi et al. 2004; Anzidei et al. 2010.

Full References:

Anzidei, M., F. Rigussi, and S. Stramondo, 2010. Current geodetic deformation of the Colli Albani volcano: A review. in The Colli Albani Volcano, Eds., R. Funiciello and G. Giordano, The Geological Society of London.

Salvi, S., Atzori, S., Tolomei, C., Allievi, J., Ferretti, A., Rocca, F., C. Prati, S. Stramondo, and Feuillet, N., 2004. Inflation rate of the Colli Albani volcanic complex retrieved by the permanent scatterers SAR interferometry technique. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L12606. https://doi.org/10.1029/2004GL020253

Deformation during 1950 - 1993 [Uplift; Observed by Leveling]

Start Date: 1950 Stop Date: 1993 Direction: Uplift Method: Leveling
Magnitude: 30.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown
Figure (see Caption)

Height variations from levelling surveys.

From: Anzidei et al. 2010.


Reference List: Anzidei et al. 2010.

Full References:

Anzidei, M., F. Rigussi, and S. Stramondo, 2010. Current geodetic deformation of the Colli Albani volcano: A review. in The Colli Albani Volcano, Eds., R. Funiciello and G. Giordano, The Geological Society of London.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Colli Albani.

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.
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
Title: Tirreno Meridionale Carta Bath
Publisher: Istituto Idrografico della Marina
Country: Italy
Year: 1985
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:750,000
Map of Tirreno Meridionale Carta Bath
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: Alatri
Publisher: IGM Istituto Geografico Militare-Italy
Country: Italy
Year: 1968
Series: M691
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Alatri
Title: Roma
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1960
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Roma
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
Title: Europe
Publisher: GSGS
Country: Italy
Year: 1952
Series: GSGS4072
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Europe
Title: Italy (South)
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:1,500,000
Map of Italy (South)
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, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 111123-1258 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-929 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-930 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-941 Leucite Tephrite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-1 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-2 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-3 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-4 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-5 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-6 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-7 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-8 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-9 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
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