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Campi Flegrei del Mar di Sicilia

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  • Italy
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Submarine
  • 1867 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.1°N
  • 12.7°E

  • -8 m
    -26 ft

  • 211070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number
Most Recent Weekly Report: 27 November-3 December 2002 Citation IconCite this Report

According to news articles, Enzo Boschi, the head of INGV, stated that seismicity increased near Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia a group of submarine volcanoes ~30 km S of Sicily, near Tunisia. Boschi stated, "The island could come back to the surface, but we'll have to wait and see... It could be a few weeks or months." The Stromboli On-Line website noted that similar statements have been made several times in the past couple of years. The increased seismicity does not necessarily signify that an eruption is imminent and the island will re-emerge above wave base.

Sources: Reuters, Stromboli On-Line

Weekly Reports - Index


2002: November


27 November-3 December 2002 Citation IconCite this Report

According to news articles, Enzo Boschi, the head of INGV, stated that seismicity increased near Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia a group of submarine volcanoes ~30 km S of Sicily, near Tunisia. Boschi stated, "The island could come back to the surface, but we'll have to wait and see... It could be a few weeks or months." The Stromboli On-Line website noted that similar statements have been made several times in the past couple of years. The increased seismicity does not necessarily signify that an eruption is imminent and the island will re-emerge above wave base.

Sources: Reuters; Stromboli On-Line


The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Campi Flegrei del Mar di Sicilia.

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 8 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1911 Sep 30 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1   Pinne
1867 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Pinne
1863 Aug 12 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Giulia Ferdinandeo
1846 Oct 4 1846 Oct 5 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Pinne
1831 Jun 28 (in or after) 1831 Aug 11 ± 4 days Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Giulia Ferdinandeo (Graham Island)
[ 1701 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2   Giulia Ferdinandeo
1632 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Giulia Ferdinandeo
0253 BCE ± 12 years Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Campi Flegrei del Mar di Sicilia.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Campi Flegrei del Mar di Sicilia.

Photo Gallery

An eruption column rises above Graham Island (Giulia Ferdinandeo) in the Sicilian Sea in 1831. A new island was formed that was promptly claimed by Italy, France, Britain, and Spain. All territorial claims came to naught when the island quickly eroded to beneath the sea surface after the eruption ended. Graham Island (also known as Ferdinandeo Bank) is part of the Campi Flegrei del Mar di Sicilia (Phlegraean Fields of the Sicily Sea), a group of submarine volcanoes constructed within a depression about 1000 m deep SW of Sicily.

From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft (published in Simkin and Siebert, 1994).
See title for photo information.
This dramatic painting of a nighttime view of the eruption of Graham Island (Giulia Ferdinandeo) on July 13, 1831 shows late-stage strombolian eruptions originating from several vents along a fissure. A submarine eruption that began sometime after June 28, when earthquakes were first reported, eventually constructed a new island that reached a height of 65 m and a diameter of about 1/2 km. After August, when the eruption ended, the ephemeral island soon eroded beneath the sea.

From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft (published in Simkin and Siebert, 1994).
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: 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: Algeria, Italy, Libya, Malta, Spain, Tunisia
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Italy, Tunisia
Year: 1987
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Algeria, Italy, Libya, Malta, Spain, Tunisia
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Canalia di Sicilia Carta Bath
Publisher: Istituto Idrografico della Marina
Country: Italy
Year: 1980
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:750,000
Map of Canalia di Sicilia Carta Bath
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: Palermo
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1960
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Palermo
Title: Sicily
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:750,000
Map of Sicily
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Pantelleria
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1941
Series: GSGS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Pantelleria
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Campi Flegrei del Mar di Sicilia in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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