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Lipari

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  • Italy
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1230 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.49°N
  • 14.933°E

  • 590 m
    1936 ft

  • 211042
  • 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 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1230 ± 40 years Unknown Confirmed   Magnetism Pelato (Forgia Vecchia, Rocche Rossi)
0780 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Monte Pelato
5820 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Gabellotto-Fiumebianco, E-1 tephra
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Lipari.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Lipari.

Photo Gallery

Lipari, the largest of Italy's Aeolian Islands, was constructed during four eruptive cycles beginning about 100,000 years ago. Monte Giardina lava dome on the south side of the island, seen here from the NE with Lipari city in the foreground, formed as part of an eruptive cycle from about 23,000 to 17,000 years ago. Holocene eruptions formed the Pomiciazzo lava dome and the Rocche Rosse and Forgia Vecchia obsidian flows.

Photo by Richard Waitt, 1985 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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

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: Monte Etna
Publisher: IGM Istituto Geografico Militare
Country: Italy
Year: 1960
Series: M691
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Monte Etna

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: Italy (South)
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:1,500,000
Map of Italy (South)

Title: Sicily
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:750,000
Map of Sicily
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 46 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 100088 Rhyolitic Obsidian FORGIA VECCHIA FLOW --
NMNH 100089 Rhyolite -- --
NMNH 100090 Rhyolite -- --
NMNH 100091 Rhyolite -- --
NMNH 100092 Dacite -- --
NMNH 100098 Andesite -- --
NMNH 100102 Rhyolite -- --
NMNH 100103 Rhyolite -- --
NMNH 100104 Dacite -- --
NMNH 100105 Rhyolitic Obsidian -- --
NMNH 100105 Rhyolitic Obsidian -- --
NMNH 101955 Rhyolite -- --
NMNH 101956 Rhyolite (?) -- --
NMNH 101957 Rhyolite (?) -- --
NMNH 101963 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 101964 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 101965 Pumice -- --
NMNH 111123-228 Pumice -- --
NMNH 111123-229 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113108-1 Obsidian FORGIA VECCHIA FLOW --
NMNH 113110-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113110-2 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113110-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 113110-4 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 117585-1 Basalt Monte San Angelo --
NMNH 35714 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 36148-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 36148-2 Hyalo Liparite -- --
NMNH 36148-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 36148-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 60778 Volcanic Bomb -- --
NMNH 60780-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 60780-2 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 60781 Liparite -- --
NMNH 63396 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396-1 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396-2 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396-3 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396-4 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 63396-4 Volcanic Rock -- --
NMNH 63399 Augite Andesite -- --
NMNH 73139 Volcanic Ash -- --
NMNH 73151 Obsidian -- --
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