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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01512

The Solfatara maar-diatreme in the Campi Flegrei caldera was formed during an explosive eruption about 3,850 years ago. The crater is still thermally active, releasing gas that includes H2O, CO2, and CO. A small phreatic eruption occurred at Solfatara in 1198 CE. Photo by Roberto Scandone, 1984 (University of Rome).

The Solfatara maar-diatreme in the Campi Flegrei caldera was formed during an explosive eruption about 3,850 years ago. The crater is still thermally active, releasing gas that includes H2O, CO2, and CO. A small phreatic eruption occurred at Solfatara in 1198 CE.

Photo by Roberto Scandone, 1984 (University of Rome).

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Keywords: maar | diatreme | crater | vent | geothermal


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