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Pantelleria

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  • Italy
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Shield
  • 1891 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.77°N
  • 12.02°E

  • 836 m
    2743 ft

  • 211071
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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 9 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1891 Dec ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     South of Pantelleria
1891 Oct 17 1891 Oct 25 Confirmed 1 Historical Observations Foerstner (4 km NNW of Pantelleria)
[ 1831 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Off the northern coast
1080 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Hingeline vent system
4430 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Cuddia Randazzo
4550 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Magnetism Serra della Fastuca
5610 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Punta Tracino
6130 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Cuddia Patite ?
7050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Potassium-Argon Cuddia di Mida, Valenza
Deformation History

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 1995 Aug 15 - 1999 Mar 02 [Subsidence; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1995 Aug 15 Stop Date: 1999 Mar 02 Direction: Subsidence Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 7.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Subsidence of the main caldera of Pantelleria was observed using various methods, including EDM, leveling, GPS, and InSAR.

Figure (see Caption)

Phase interferograms. (a) ERS-2 descending pair 15 August 1995 to 2 March 1999, and (b) descending pair 8 September 1998 to 2 March 1999.

From: Mattia et al. 2007.


Reference List: Mattia et al. 2007.

Full References:

Mattia, M., A. Bonaccorso, and F. Guglielmino, 2007. Ground deformations in the island of Pantelleria (Italy): Insights into the dynamic of the current intereruptive period. J. Geophys. Res., 112, B11406.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Pantelleria.

Photo Gallery

The 15-km-long island of Pantelleria is constructed above a drowned continental rift in the Strait of Sicily. Part of the mostly buried arcuate rims of two large Pleistocene calderas are seen in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). The SE rims of the calderas form the two dark-colored lines at the lower right part of the island, below and to the right of the forested Monte Grande and Monte Gibele shield volcanoes. Monte Gibele, with its circular summit crater, was constructed in the southern part of the younger Cinque Denti caldera.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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

The following 1 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 117585-4 Ash -- --
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