Methana volcano

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
martes, 14 septiembre 2021 22:13 GMT (1 terremoto)
15 sep 2021 01:13 (GMT +3) (14 sep 2021 22:13 GMT)

35 km
46 km (29 mi)
Mar Egeo, 54 km al sur de Nisi Agkistri , Attica, Grecia
viernes, 10 septiembre 2021 00:50 GMT (1 terremoto)
10 sep 2021 03:50 (GMT +3) (10 sep 2021 00:50 GMT)

5 km
43 km (27 mi)
Mar Egeo, 6.9 km al sureste de Corintia, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Grecia
lunes, 6 septiembre 2021 11:30 GMT (1 terremoto)
6 sep 2021 14:30 (GMT +3) (6 sep 2021 11:30 GMT)

12 km
44 km (27 mi)
7 km al sur de Corintia, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Grecia


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 Fotos

Blocky lavas from the historic lava dome (around 256 BC) on Methana, Greece. Island of Angistri in the Saronic Gulf in background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Blocky lavas from the historic lava dome (around 256 BC) on Methana, Greece. Island of Angistri in the Saronic Gulf in background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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