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Colli Albani

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  • Italy
  • Italian Peninsula Volcanic Provinces
  • Caldera | Caldera
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 41.7569°N
  • 12.7251°E

  • 949 m
    3114 ft

  • 211004
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Colli Albani.

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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 0 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 0114 BCE ] Discredited Eruption

Livius reported ashfall around Rome from Albano (Krafft, 1974); Monte Albano was reported to be on fire at night in 113 BCE (probably same as 114 BCE event in other sources), but this event could have been a forest fire and the volcano was considered to have been extinct prior to 640 BCE (Stothers and Rampino, 1983).

[ 0540 BCE (?) ] Discredited Eruption

Livius reported ashfall around Rome from Albano (Krafft, 1974); the "rain of stones" from Albano reported in 640 BCE (some sources give 540 BCE date) was probably not volcanic in origin and may actually have been large hailstones. Similar events were reported in 257 and 212 BCE (Stothers and Rampino, 1983).

[ 0600 BCE ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Ariccia crater
0600 BCE - Unknown Evidence from Unknown
 Roman accounts noted the ejection of stones from Ariccia crater; this was considered an uncertain phreatic eruption by De Benedetti et al. (2008).

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at Ariccia crater

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity Uncertain
Deformation History

There is data available for 2 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 1993 - 2000 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1993 Stop Date: 2000 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 0.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown
Figure (see Caption)

Ground velocity in the period 1993-2000, in the Line of Sight of the descending ERS orbit. The site of the Solforata gas vents is indicated (S).

From: Salvi et al. 2004.


Model Solutions

Model Solution Type Min Depth Max Depth Min Volume Change Max Volume Change Remarks Citation
Point 5 1140000 Anzidei et al. 2010
Point 5 200000 Salvi et al. 2004
Point 7 440000 Salvi et al. 2004

Reference List: Salvi et al. 2004; Anzidei et al. 2010.

Full References:

Anzidei, M., F. Rigussi, and S. Stramondo, 2010. Current geodetic deformation of the Colli Albani volcano: A review. in The Colli Albani Volcano, Eds., R. Funiciello and G. Giordano, The Geological Society of London.

Salvi, S., Atzori, S., Tolomei, C., Allievi, J., Ferretti, A., Rocca, F., C. Prati, S. Stramondo, and Feuillet, N., 2004. Inflation rate of the Colli Albani volcanic complex retrieved by the permanent scatterers SAR interferometry technique. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L12606. https://doi.org/10.1029/2004GL020253

Deformation during 1950 - 1993 [Uplift; Observed by Leveling]

Start Date: 1950 Stop Date: 1993 Direction: Uplift Method: Leveling
Magnitude: 30.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown
Figure (see Caption)

Height variations from levelling surveys.

From: Anzidei et al. 2010.


Reference List: Anzidei et al. 2010.

Full References:

Anzidei, M., F. Rigussi, and S. Stramondo, 2010. Current geodetic deformation of the Colli Albani volcano: A review. in The Colli Albani Volcano, Eds., R. Funiciello and G. Giordano, The Geological Society of London.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Colli Albani.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 13 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 111123-1258 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-929 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-930 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-941 Leucite Tephrite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-1 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-2 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-3 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-4 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-5 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-6 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-7 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-8 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-9 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
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