Vulcano | John Seach


Aeolian Islands, Italy

38.404 N, 14.962 E,
summit elevation 500 m

Vulcano, Italy
The Romans believed that Vulcan God of fire lived below the smoking mountain in the Aeolian Islands. At the end of the middle ages the term vulcano (volcano) was given to all such eruptive centres.

Vulcano photos by John Seach

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Gran Cratere on the summit of Vulcano

Gran Cratere, Vulcano 2016

Hot steaming ground at Vulcano, Italy

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Vulcano summit and Lipari in distance

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Inside Gran Cratere, Vulcano

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Climbing Gran Cratere, Vulcano

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View from Vulcano crater, looking north

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Thermal mud pool, Vulcano, Italy

On 20th April 1988 a landslide occurred on the NE flank of Vulcano, Italy. The landslide produced a small tsunami which was observed at Porto Levante. The tsunami occurred during a period of unrest at the volcano. The best observations of the landslide and tsunami came from a fisherman nearby in a boat.

The main fumarole field within Vulcano's Fossa crater is located across the northern edge, extending over the rim, and onto the crater's outer flank.

Further reading
Cintorrino, A.A., Palano, M. and Viccaro, M., 2019. Magmatic and tectonic sources at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Southern Italy): A geodetic model based on two decades of GPS observations. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research388, p.106689.

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

Vulcano Eruptions

1892?, 1888-90, 1886, 1873-79, 1831?, 1822-23?, 1812?, 1786?, 1780, 1775?, 1771, 1731-39, 1727,1688, 1651, 1631, 1626, 1618, 1550, 1444, 1250, 925, 729, 536?, 144, 50, -10, -24, -91, -126, -183, -215, -300, -360, -475?