Lipari Island (38.5 N, 15.00E) and Volcanello (38.4N, 14.96E)
The Aeolian archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea (east of Italy, north of
Sicily) is interpreted as a
. All of the
seven main islands are volcanic in origin. Three volcanoes in the arc
are active: Stromboli, Vulcano, and Lipari. Stromboli
has been erupting almost continuously for 2,000 years. Vulcano
has had numerous explosive eruptions, the most recent in 1888. The most
recent eruption on Lipari, the largest island in the archipelago, was
about 1,400 years ago.
This photograph, taken from the the summit of Vulcano, looks north to
Lipari. Lipari rises from about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) below sea level to
about 2,000 feet (600 m) above sea level. Vulcanello, in the middle
ground, erupted most recently in 1631. Photograph by Gordon Macdonald,
U.S. Geological Survey, (date unknown).
Source of Information:
Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience
Press, Tucson, AZ, 349 p.