Caldera (complex stratovolcano) 329 m (on caldera rim) / 128 m (top of most recent lava shield, Nea Kameni)
Cyclades, Greece, 36.4°N / 25.4°E
Santorini volcano eruptions:
1613 BC +-7 years (the so-called "Minoan eruption", one of the largest plinian eruptions during the past 10,000 years on earth)
historic eruptions: 197 BC, 46/47 AD, 726, 1570-1573, 1707-1711, 1866-1870, 1925-1928, 1939-1941, 1950
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, with effusive activity during intervals. Powerful explosive, so-called Plinian eruptions appear to occur every 10-30,000 years. Construction of lava shields and minor to irregularly spaced subplinian explosive activity during interval times.
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Last earthquakes nearby
Presentation about the Greek volcano island Santorini 11 March in Berlin
Monday Feb 08, 2010 16:58 PM | BY: TOBIAS SCHORR
The little bay at the volcanic island Nea Kameni / Santorini
On March 11 Tobias Schorr will do a presentation with photos about the Greek volcano island Santorini. You will be able to watch the beautyful sites of Santorini and have a introduction into the geology of this famous island.
11 March 18:30
at the Greek restaurant Athen in Berlin/Potsdam, Dortustr. 71c, D-14467 Potsdam.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2006
We are proud to announce a scientific discovery that has been made in close connection to one of our past tours on Santorini: A new absolute date for the great Minoan eruption on Santorini volcano has been published yesterday in the issue of Science Magazine (28 April, 2006). It confirms an early date for the eruption putting it at 1627-1600 BC with very good confidence.