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Methana ηφαίστειο

Τελευταία ανανενώση: 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022 03:41 GMT -
Lava domes 740 m
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.62°N / 23.34°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Methana's historic lava dome which formed in 238 BC.
Methana's historic lava dome which formed in 238 BC.

Methana peninsula, located opposite Aegina Island in the Saronic Gulf of Greece, is the northwestern, still weakly active part of the Aegean volcanic arc.
An eruption in 238 BC built a small lava dome on the northern tip of the peninsula and was described by Greek and Roman historians (e.g. Pausanias). Methana peninsula is famous for its hot springs and thermal baths, hence its name.
More detailed information can be found at www.methana.com !

Διαδραστικός χάρτης
Typical eruption style: Effusive, construction of lava domes, hydrothermal explosions.
Methana ηφαίστειο εκρήξεις: around 1700 (submarine eruption of "Pavsanias", aprox. 1,5 km north-west of Methana), 238 B.C (near Kameni Hora)

Latest nearby earthquakes

ΏραMag. / ΒάθοςΑπόσταση/Τοποθεσία
Δευτέρα, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022 GMT (2 σεισμοί)
26 Σεπ 2022 15:13 (GMT +3) (26 Σεπ 2022 12:13 GMT)
1.5

10 km
47 km (29 mi)
2.8 km νότια από Κόρινθος, Ελλάδα
26 Σεπ 2022 14:04 (GMT +3) (26 Σεπ 2022 11:04 GMT)
1.6

10 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Agkístri, 40 km νοτιοδυτικά από Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
Τετάρτη, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022 GMT (2 σεισμοί)
21 Σεπ 2022 10:10 (GMT +3) (21 Σεπ 2022 07:10 GMT)
1.6

19 km
24 km (15 mi)
Αιγαίο Πέλαγος, 70 km νότια από Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
21 Σεπ 2022 07:37 (GMT +3) (21 Σεπ 2022 04:37 GMT)
1.6

16 km
26 km (16 mi)
Πελοπόννησος, 34 km νοτιοδυτικά από Agkístri , Ελλάδα

Background

Methana volcanic system comprises a group of 32 lava mostly dacitic lava domes, whose formation started about 1-2 million years ago. The latest activity was likely around 1700 AD in form of a submarine eruption off the northern coast.
An active hydrothermal system characterizes the area, controlled by a E-W fault system that crosses the town of Methana where thermal springs are found.

Methana Φωτογραφίες




See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
The lava domes of Methana in spring 2019 (c) Tobias Schorr
The lava domes of Methana in spring 2019 (c) Tobias Schorr
View of the top of the historic volcano at Kameni Chora village. (c) Tobias Schorr
View of the top of the historic volcano at Kameni Chora village. (c) Tobias Schorr
One of the huge rocks of the historic lava dome (c) Tobias Schorr
One of the huge rocks of the historic lava dome (c) Tobias Schorr
A thermal fault by cooling lava(c) Tobias Schorr
A thermal fault by cooling lava(c) Tobias Schorr
Red anemones in the crater (c) Tobias Schorr
Red anemones in the crater (c) Tobias Schorr
Smooth fracture surfaces at the lava dome: trees, having their roots reach into the tiniest crevasses, are clinging onto the vertical walls like free-climbers.
Smooth fracture surfaces at the lava dome: trees, having their roots reach into the tiniest crevasses, are clinging onto the vertical walls like free-climbers.
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