Lipari

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.49°N
  • 14.933°E

  • 590 m
    1935 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

Deformation History


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Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is available for Lipari.

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 46 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 100088 Rhyolitic Obsidian FORGIA VECCHIA FLOW --
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 113108-1 Obsidian FORGIA VECCHIA FLOW --
NMNH 113110-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113110-2 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113110-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113110-4 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 117585-1 Basalt Monte San Angelo --
NMNH 35714 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 36148-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 36148-2 Hyalo Liparite -- --
NMNH 36148-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 36148-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 60778 Volcanic Bomb -- --
NMNH 60780-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 60780-2 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 60781 Liparite -- --
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 Rock -- --
NMNH 63399 Augite Andesite -- --
NMNH 73139 Volcanic Ash -- --
NMNH 73151 Obsidian -- --

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