Recent eruptive history of Stromboli (Aeolian Islands, Italy) determined from high-accuracy archeomagnetic dating | INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

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  Recent eruptive history of Stromboli (Aeolian Islands, Italy) determined from high-accuracy archeomagnetic dating

Type de publication:

Journal Article

Source:

Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Ticket 19 (2004)

ISBN:

0094-8276

URL:

http://www.agu.org/

Mots-clés:

3 MILLENNIA; MOUNT ETNA; LAVA FLOWS; VESUVIUS; VOLCANO; FRANCE

Résumé:

The "large sample method" of archeomagnetic dating was applied to Stromboli. 127 samples (10 sites) yielded paleofield directions with 95% confidence intervals less than 2degrees. Coupled with a reference curve for secular variation in western Europe, these allow accurate dating of volcanic events. A lava flow underlying San Bartolo village gave a minimum age of AD 100 (+/-100); a lava overflow predating the last sector collapse was dated from 1350 (+/-60), suggesting the recent occurrence of highly hazardous events. Lava spatters and a hot avalanche high on the northern flank were emplaced during the XXth century; lava spatters on the lower flanks could date the onset of the still-ongoing phase from AD 550 (+/-50). These results are different from those obtained in a recent study, probably because traditional paleomagnetic sampling cannot yield sufficient precision, considering the characteristics of the archeomagnetic secular variation curve.

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