Lipari

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.48°N
  • 14.95°E

  • 602 m
    1975 ft

  • 211042
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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
1230 ± 40 years Unknown Confirmed   Magnetism Pelato (Forgia Vecchia, Rocche Rossi)
0780 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Monte Pelato
5820 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Gabellotto-Fiumebianco, E-1 tephra

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


Lipari, the largest of Italy's Aeolian Islands, was constructed during four eruptive cycles beginning about 100,000 years ago. Monte Giardina lava dome on the south side of the island, seen here from the NE with Lipari city in the foreground, formed as part of an eruptive cycle from about 23,000 to 17,000 years ago. Holocene eruptions formed the Pomiciazzo lava dome and the Rocche Rosse and Forgia Vecchia obsidian flows.

Photo by Richard Waitt, 1985 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 44 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 100088 Rhyolitic obsidian
NMNH 100089 Rhyolite
NMNH 100090 Rhyolite
NMNH 100091 Rhyolite
NMNH 100092 Dacite
NMNH 100098 Andesite
NMNH 100102 Rhyolite
NMNH 100103 Rhyolite
NMNH 100104 Dacite
NMNH 100105 Rhyolitic obsidian
NMNH 100105 Rhyolitic obsidian
NMNH 101955 Rhyolite
NMNH 101956 Rhyolite
NMNH 101957 Rhyolite
NMNH 101963 Obsidian
NMNH 101964 Obsidian
NMNH 101965 Pumice
NMNH 111123-228 Pumice
NMNH 111123-229 Obsidian
NMNH 113108 Obsidian
NMNH 113108-1 Obsidian
NMNH 113110-3 Obsidian
NMNH 117585-1 "Basalt with cordierite, andalusite, and others"
NMNH 35714 Obsidian
NMNH 36148-1 Obsidian
NMNH 36148-2 Hyalo liparite
NMNH 36148-3 Obsidian
NMNH 36148-3 Obsidian
NMNH 60778 Bomb
NMNH 60780-1 Obsidian
NMNH 60780-2 Obsidian
NMNH 60781 Rhyolite
NMNH 63396 Obsidian
NMNH 63396 Obsidian
NMNH 63396 Obsidian
NMNH 63396-1 Obsidian
NMNH 63396-2 Obsidian
NMNH 63396-3 Obsidian
NMNH 63396-3 Obsidian
NMNH 63396-4 Obsidian
NMNH 63396-4 Volcanic
NMNH 63399 Augite andesite
NMNH 73139 Volcanic ash
NMNH 73151 Obsidian

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