Aegina volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 14:06 GMT - Refresh
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)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Friday, August 12, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 12, 2022 5:48 am (GMT +3) (Aug 12, 2022 02:48 GMT)
1.6

10 km
26 km (16 mi)
Southern Greece
Thursday, August 11, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 11, 2022 9:42 pm (GMT +3) (Aug 11, 2022 18:42 GMT)
2.4

10 km
31 km (19 mi)
Southern Greece
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 9, 2022 1:19 pm (GMT +3) (Aug 9, 2022 10:19 GMT)
1.6

7.5 km
32 km (20 mi)
Greece: 9 Km W From Elefsina
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Aug 2, 2022 5:07 pm (GMT +3) (Aug 2, 2022 14:07 GMT)
1.7

12 km
34 km (21 mi)
Greece: 6 Km E From Sofiko
Aug 2, 2022 3:16 pm (GMT +3) (Aug 2, 2022 12:16 GMT)
2.8

10 km
36 km (22 mi)
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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Aegina Photos

A map of the volcanic island of Aegina near Athens. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A map of the volcanic island of Aegina near Athens. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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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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