Colli Albani

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 41.73°N
  • 12.7°E

  • 949 m
    3113 ft

  • 211004
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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

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. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L12606, doi: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

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.

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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