The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

In the autumn of 2002, after an intense earthquake off the coast of Filicudi and shortly before the beginning of a new effusive activity in Stromboli, a large system of fumaroles activated between the isles of Bottaro and Lisca Bianca, at a depth of around 7-10 metres..

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Underwater photo of the depths of the islets of Panarea. The dark colored and rounded rocks are covered by real vertical columns of bubbles that come out from the bottom of the ground.

In the fumarole field, gases leave at a temperature of around 40 °C, and unlike the fumaroles of the island of Vulcano , they have no real magmatic origin. Scientific studies are currently under way in order to verify the origin of this hydrothermal activity, which was already present in the north-eastern part of the island of Panarea, on the beach of Calcara.

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The Thermal Baths of Saint Calogerus

The ancient production of salt

The 2002-03 eruption

The Cathedral of Lipari and the Norman Cloister of the Benedictine Monastery

The underwater fumarolic activity of Lisca Bianca

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Panarea and its history

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How pumice is formed

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