Ustica Volcano | John Seach


Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

38.72 N, 13.20 E
summit elevation 239 m
Volcano type unknown

Ustica is a small volcanic island of Pleistocene age off the NW coast of Sicily.
It lies on the crest of the fold-and-thrust belt of the Maghrebian-Appenninic chain which runs across northern Sicily, and Calabria before bending NNW-wards along the Italian peninsula.

Further reading
Sulli, Attilio, et al. "Growth and geomorphic evolution of the Ustica volcanic complex at the Africa-Europe plate margin (Tyrrhenian Sea)." Geomorphology (2020): 107526.

de Vita, S. and Foresta Martin, F., 2017. The palaeogeographic setting and the local environmental impact of the 130 ka Falconiera tuff-cone eruption (Ustica island, Italy). Annals of Geophysics.

Ustica Volcano Eruptions

150,000 ago.