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  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Submarine
  • 8040 BCE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.48°N
  • 14.83°E

  • -70 m
    -230 ft

  • 211031
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
8040 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Colantoni P, Lucchini F, Rossi P L, Sartori R, Savelli C, 1981. The Palinuro volcano and magmatism of the southeastern Tyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean). Marine Geol, 39: 1-12.

Siani G, Sulpizio R, Paterne M, Sbrana A, 2004. Tephrostratigraphy study for the last 18,000 14C years in a deep-sea sediment sequence for the South Adriatic. Quat Sci Rev, 23: 2485-2500.

Palinuro seamount in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of the Eolian Islands rises nearly 3000 m to within 70 m of the sea surface and has a horseshoe-shaped summit caldera. A marine ash layer (PL-1) radiocarbon dated (calibrated age) at 9990 +/- 90 years ago is chemically and stratigraphically similiar to two ash layers of similar composition onland in southern Italy and was tentatively correlated to the Palinuro seamount activity (Siani et al., 2004).