ABSTRACT An extensive palaeomagnetic study has been undertaken to provide further elements leading to a better assessment of the volcanic history of the Vesuvius. This work refers to lavas for which the date of emplacement have recently been questioned; i.e. either during the period 968-1037 or in 1631. From 7 sites, 97 sun-orientated specimens have been collected. The dominant magnetic carrier for all sites consists of magnetite on the basis of an analysis of IRM acquisition . The linearity analysis carried out on at least 6 specimens per site subjected to PAFD has indicated the presence of singleand multi-component magnetizations. The within-site mean directions of 5 sites are close to each other suggesting that lavas from these sites can be ascribed to the same volcanic event. The remaining 2 sites can also be referred to this event on ground of stratigraphical considerations. The plotting of the between-site mean directions of the previously mentioned 5 sites on the Vesuvius secular variation curve suggests that the lavas from these sites could not be emplaced during the period 968-1037 but some hundred years later than 1301. The stratigraphic and historic dating of deposits and a building, respectively, at one of the 2 remaining sites allows to conclude that all the investigated flows had to be emplaced during the 1631 event. Therefore, this event was characterized not only by explosive activity but by an important effusive phase as well.
|Titolo:||Magnetic stratigraphy of Vesuvius products. I. 1631 lavas|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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