Salinella del Fiume Simeto (Sicily, Italy)

Salinelle at Simeto river

Type: Bubbling Water
Description: This site is located some kilometers SW of Paternò in a private property at the border of the valley of the Simeto River. Degassing occurs from many small vents, sometimes from small mud volcanoes but usually from bubbling waters into cm-size water pools. From Paternò take the road from the old railway station towards Sferro. After about 1km take the road that heads to Contrada Fata, and after another kilometer there is a gate to the left, open during the working hours, and a dirty roads that leads you to the degassing area.

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

No measurements available for this site.

Bibliographic references for this site

Chiodini G., Frondini F., Raco B., 1996,Diffuse emission of CO2 from the Fossa crater, Vulcano Island (Italy)., Bulletin of Volcanology, vol.58, n.1, pp. 41-50, DOI: n/a

D'Alessandro W., F. Parello, M. Valenza, 1996,Gas manifestations of Mt. Etna area: historical notices and new geochemical data (1990-93), Acta Vulcanologica, vol.8, n.1, pp. 23-29

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