Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/2585
AuthorsMorhange, C.* 
Marriner, N.* 
Laborel, J.* 
Todesco, M.* 
Oberlin, C.* 
TitleRapid lea-level movements and noneruptive crustal deformations in the Phlegrean Fields caldera, Italy
Issue Date2006
Series/Report no.2 / 34 (2006)
DOI10.1130/G21894.1
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/2585
Keywordsvolcanology
archaeology
sea level
caldera
Phlegrean Fields
Italy
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.08. Volcanology::04.08.08. Volcanic risk 
AbstractThe importance of Pozzuoli’s archaeological ruins in linking sea-level change and Earth deformation with volcanic activity has been recognized since the nineteenth century. The pillars of the Roman market were used as a paleotide gauge by pioneer geologists such as Lyell. For the first time, we have radiocarbon dated biological indicators on these remains, showing three 7 m relative sea-level highstands during the fifth century A.D., the early Middle Ages, and before the 1538 eruption of Monte Nuovo. These repeated uplift and subsidence cycles, not always followed by volcanic activity, have important implications for the evaluation of volcanic hazard.
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