Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.1°N
  • 12.7°E

  • -8 m
    -26 ft

  • 211070
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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: Stromboli On-Line, Reuters

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: Stromboli On-Line; Reuters


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

Eruptive History


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


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

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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.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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