Palinuro Volcano | John Seach


Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

39.48 N, 14.83 E, 
summit elevation -70 m 

Palinuro volcano is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, 80 km NNW of Stromboli. It is situated on the lower continental slope of Calabria. Palinuro undersea volcano contains a horshoe-shaped sumit caldera.

Palinuro seamount is 55 x 20 km in diameter, elongated east-west and has a height of 1500 m.

The age and petrochemistry of the volcano are similar to those of the Aeolian island arc volcanoes. The summit of Palinuro volcano is associated with a complex magnetic field, which possible indicates structural inhomogeneities.

Further reading
Gallotti, G., et al. "Potential mass movements on the Palinuro volcanic chain (southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) and consequent tsunami generation." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 404 (2020): 107025.

Colantoni, P., et al. "The Palinuro volcano and magmatism of the southeastern Tyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean)." Marine Geology 39.1-2 (1981): M1-M12.

Palinuro Volcano Eruptions

8040 BC