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  • 39.48°N
  • 14.83°E

  • -70 m
    -230 ft

  • 211031
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Volcano Types


Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Trachyte / Trachyandesite
Phono-tephrite / Tephri-phonolite


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Geological Summary

Palinuro seamount in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of the Eolian Islands rises nearly 3000 m to within 70 m of the sea surface and has a horseshoe-shaped summit caldera. A marine ash layer (PL-1) radiocarbon dated (calibrated age) at 9990 +/- 90 years ago is chemically and stratigraphically similiar to two ash layers of similar composition onland in southern Italy and was tentatively correlated to the Palinuro seamount activity (Siani et al., 2004).

Eruptive History

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
8040 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)

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The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Colantoni P, Lucchini F, Rossi P L, Sartori R, Savelli C, 1981. The Palinuro volcano and magmatism of the southeastern Tyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean). Marine Geol, 39: 1-12.

Siani G, Sulpizio R, Paterne M, Sbrana A, 2004. Tephrostratigraphy study for the last 18,000 14C years in a deep-sea sediment sequence for the South Adriatic. Quat Sci Rev, 23: 2485-2500.

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Palinuro Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.