Each circle represents an eruption from the caldera during the last 15,000 years. Eruptions are played through time and grouped by colour into different epochs. Hover over an eruption to discover its name and estimated eruption year. Move the slider to any epoch.
This period saw 27 eruptions across the caldera. There were two clusters of eruptions in the East in Soccavo and Pisani. The largest eruption during this time was the Pomici Principali eruption, which dispersed ash across Southern Italy.
Epoch 3 began after a period of 4700 years without an eruption. 27 eruptions occured mainly in the East of the caldera, with clusters at Astroni, Solfatara and Agnano. The largest eruption of Agnano Monte Spina occurred mid point during this epoch.
The location of the next eruption is extremely important for scientists and decision makers. One way we can understand more is by looking at past eruptions. This dynamic map was initially made to better highlight patterns that were not clear on static maps. Another version of this map will be translated into Italian and shared to help the general population see where and when eruptions have occurred in the past.