Mount Etna eruptions of the last 2,750 years: revised chronology and location through archeomagnetic and 226Ra-230Th dating

@article{Tanguy2007MountEE,
  title={Mount Etna eruptions of the last 2,750 years: revised chronology and location through archeomagnetic and 226Ra-230Th dating},
  author={J. Tanguy and M. Condomines and M. Goff and Vito Chillemi and S. Delfa and G. Patan{\`e}},
  journal={Bulletin of Volcanology},
  year={2007},
  volume={70},
  pages={55-83}
}
  • J. Tanguy, M. Condomines, +3 authors G. Patanè
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of Volcanology
  • A careful re-examination of the well-known written documents pertaining to the 2,750-year-long historical period of Mount Etna was carried out and their interpretation checked through the high-accuracy archeomagnetic method (>1,200 large samples), combined with the 226Ra-230Th radiochronology. The magnetic dating is based upon secular variation of the direction of the geomagnetic field (DGF) and estimated to reach a precision of  ±40 years for the last 1,200 years, and ±100 to 200 years up to… CONTINUE READING
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