Panarea Volcano | John Seach


Aeolian Islands, Italy

38.63 N, 15.07 E,
summit elevation 421 m
Lava dome

Panarea is a small volcanic island north of Sicily. The island consists of the top of a volcanic complex which rises from 1200 m below sea level, with a total surface area of about 460 sq km. The island is frequently visited by wealthy tourists. Hydrothermal activity was observed at Panarea in November 2002.

Panarea Island - John Seach

Further reading
Lucchi, F., Peccerillo, A., Keller, J., Tranne, C.A. and Rossi, P.L. eds., 2013, December. The Aeolian Islands Volcanoes. Geological Society of London.

Lucchi, F., Tranne, C.A., Calanchi, N. and Rossi, P.L., 2007. Late Quaternary deformation history of the volcanic edifice of Panarea, Aeolian Arc, Italy. Bulletin of Volcanology69(3), pp.239-257.

Italiano, F. and Nuccio, P.M., 1991. Geochemical investigations of submarine volcanic exhalations to the east of Panarea, Aeolian Islands, Italy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research46(1-2), pp.125-141.

Gabbianelli, G., Gillot, P.Y., Lanzafame, G., Romagnoli, C. and Rossi, P.L., 1990. Tectonic and volcanic evolution of Panarea (Aeolian islands, Italy). Marine Geology92(3-4), pp.313-326.

Panarea Volcano Eruptions

Hydrothermal activity in 2002.
Eruptions 10,000 years ago.