UCL Hazard Centre


Large Calderas

Hazard Centre research on large calderas.

Large calderas, with surface areas of 100 km2 or more, are among the most populated active volcanoes on Earth. At least 138 have records of historical unrest and examples that have provoked recent emergencies include Campi Flegrei in Italy, Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, Long Valley in the USA, and Santorini in Greece.

At the UCLHC, we have a long-standing research interest in large calderas, particularly Campi Flegrei and Rabaul. Click on the icons below to find out more...

Campi Flegrei caldera, southern Italy