Lake Avernus

Lake Avernus (Italian: Lago d'Averno) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Avernus crater in the Campania region of southern Italy, around 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Pozzuoli. It is near the volcanic field known as the Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei) and comprises part of the wider Campanian volcanic arc. The lake is roughly circular, measuring 2 km (1.2 mi) in circumference and 60 m (213 ft) deep.

Lake Avernus
Lake Avernus
Lake Avernus
LocationCampania
Coordinates40°50′18″N 14°04′30″E
Typecrater lake
Native nameLago d'Averno  (Italian)
Basin countriesItaly
Max. depth60 m (200 ft)
Surface elevation1 m (3 ft 3 in)