Etna Naftìa Lake (Sicily, Italy)

Naftìa lake (Image credits:

Volcano: Etna (see Etna at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Soil diffuse degassing along a surface geology consisting of recent alluvial deposits and Plio-Pleistocene clays and sands interbedded with coeval basaltic lavas and pyroclastics of alkaline affinity. Actually, the main gas emission is exploited for commercial use (Mofeta dei Palici plant). This area is also characterized by several water well with warm (20-50 °C) water.

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

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Etna Naftìa lake_102005None/10/2005 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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