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Pantelleria

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  • Italy
  • Sicily Volcanic Province
  • Shield | Shield
  • 1891 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.77°N
  • 12.02°E

  • 836 m
    2743 ft

  • 211071
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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

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 7 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 1891 Dec ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode South of Pantelleria
1891 Dec - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

1891 Oct 17 - 1891 Oct 25 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Foerstner (4 km NNW of Pantelleria)
1891 Oct 17 - 1891 Oct 25 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Foerstner (4 km NNW of Pantelleria)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1891 Oct 17    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1831 ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Off the northern coast
1831 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

1080 BCE ± 300 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Hingeline vent system
1080 BCE ± 300 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Hingeline vent system

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice

4430 BCE ± 200 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Cuddia Randazzo
4430 BCE ± 200 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Cuddia Randazzo

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

4550 BCE ± 300 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Serra della Fastuca
4550 BCE ± 300 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Magnetism

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Serra della Fastuca

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria

5610 BCE ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Punta Tracino
5610 BCE ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Punta Tracino

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice

6130 BCE ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Cuddia Patite ?
6130 BCE ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Cuddia Patite ?

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice

7050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Cuddia di Mida, Valenza
7050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: K/Ar

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Cuddia di Mida, Valenza

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Tephra
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.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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.

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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