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Authors: Corsaro, R. A.*
Cristofolini, R.*
Title: Subaqueous volcanism in the Etnean area: evidence for hydromagmatic activity and regional uplift inferred from the Castle Rock of Acicastello
Title of journal: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Series/Report no.: /95(2000)
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2000
Keywords: pillow-lavas
volcaniclastic deposits
hydromagmatic activity
Mount Etna
eruption depth
Abstract: The subalkaline rocks outcropping at the Acicastello Castle Rock, Catania, Sicily, and on its abrasion platforms, are related to the oldest Etnean volcanism 500–300 ka; Here, submarine lavas with pillows closely packed onto each other are associated with heterogeneous and poorly sorted volcaniclastic breccia levels with sub-vertical sharp w boundaries. The present-day attitude was previously interpreted as due to a local tilt or to the seaward sliding of the entire eastern Etnean flank , on the assumption of originally horizontal boundaries. On the contrary, our observations do not match the hypothesis of a significantly tilted succession and lead us to conclude that, apart from the strong regional uplift, the present Castle Rock exposure did not suffer any substantial change of its attitude.
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