Etna Simeto river mud volcano (Sicilia, Italy)

Simeto River, Etna (Image credits:

Volcano: Etna (see Etna at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Salinelle of Simeto River are located west of PaternĂ² near the homonymous river and fluids are released through an undated lava flow that belongs to the Mongibello cycle and is partially covered by recent alluvial deposits. The fluids escaping from these manifestations are composed of a gas phase and hypersaline waters that often pond in pools that range in size from centimeters to meters in diameter.

Point of contact for this site:
Salvatore Giammanco, (INGV, Catania)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Etna Simeto River_062005None/6/2005 Emanuela Bagnato Dec. 2, 2013

Bibliographic references for this site

Giammanco, S., Parello, F., Gambardella, B., Schifano, R., Pizzullo, S., Galante, G., 2007,Focused and diffuse effluxes of CO2 from mud volcanoes and mofettes south of Mt. Etna (Italy), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.165, n.n.d., pp. 46-63, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.04.010

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