Aegina volcano

Volcanic field 530 m / 1739 ft
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.75°N / 23.5°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Aegina volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
31 Jul 2021 12:26:13 GMT
2.0

12 km
42 km (26 mi)
10.2 km north of Athens, Athena, Attica, Greece
31 Jul 2021 10:41:44 GMT
1.6

13 km
42 km (26 mi)
10 km north of Athens, Athena, Attica, Greece
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
30 Jul 2021 07:01:51 GMT
2.1

13 km
41 km (25 mi)
8.7 km north of Athens, Athena, Attica, Greece
30 Jul 2021 01:42:02 GMT
1.5

5 km
24 km (15 mi)
2.6 km west of Salamina, Nomos Piraios, Attica, Greece
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
29 Jul 2021 15:51:22 GMT
1.6

13 km
39 km (24 mi)
15 km east of Corinto, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece

Background

Aegina is part of the Saronic Gulf Volcanic Group, in the Hellenic Volcanic Arc. The complex consists of domes and lava flows erupted from effusive monogenetic centers with low eruption rates (0.4 km3/m.y. at Aegina) (D'Alessandro et al., 2008). Activity took place between 4.7 and 2.0 Ma, during the first part of which mostly basaltic-andesitic to rhyodacitic rocks were produced. The remaining 1 m.y. of its activity produced basaltic-andesitic rocks (D'Alessandro et al., 2008; Francalanci et al., 2007). Volcanic activity had ceased in the upper Pleistocene, but a low-temperature geothermal field presently exists (Keller, 1971; Francalanci et al., 2007).
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Aegina Photos

Eastern coast with view to Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eastern coast with view to Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Aegina (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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