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Lipari

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  • Italy
  • Aeolian Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1230 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.49°N
  • 14.933°E

  • 590 m
    1936 ft

  • 211042
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Lipari.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Lipari.

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 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1230 ± 40 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Pelato (Forgia Vecchia, Rocche Rossi)
1230 ± 40 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Magnetism

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Pelato (Forgia Vecchia, Rocche Rossi)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Entered water.
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice

0780 ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Monte Pelato
0780 ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 9 Events for Episode 1 at Monte Pelato

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Obsidian.
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Entered water.
   - - - -    - - - - Lava dome
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Lapilli
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice

5820 BCE ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Gabellotto-Fiumebianco, E-1 tephra
5820 BCE ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 7 Events for Episode 1 at Gabellotto-Fiumebianco, E-1 tephra

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Obsidian.
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Entered water.
   - - - -    - - - - Lava dome
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Lipari.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Lipari.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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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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