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Roccamonfina
Highest point
Elevation 1,005 metres (3,297 ft)
Coordinates 41°18′N 13°59′E / 41.300°N 13.983°E / 41.300; 13.983
Geography
Location Roccamonfina (CE), Italy
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption c.270 BC (?)

Roccamonfina is a stratovolcano, 50 km north of Naples. The volcano is 17.6 km in diameter and has two calderas. The main caldera is 6.4 km in diameter, while a smaller one is on the volcano's northern side. It also has many parasitic cones.

It is thought to be extinct, although a report states that a fire rose and burned for a few days. Whether this was really a volcanic eruption or not is debatable.[1]

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  1. ^ Gates, Alexander E.; Ritchie, David (2007). Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (3 ed.). p. 368. ISBN 9780816071203.  p. 218.

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