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Methana volcan

Lava domes 740 m
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.62°N / 23.34°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 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 !

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Style éruptif tipique: Effusive, construction of lava domes, hydrothermal explosions.
Eruptions du volcan Methana: around 1700 (submarine eruption of "Pavsanias", aprox. 1,5 km north-west of Methana), 238 B.C (near Kameni Hora)
Derniers séismes proches:
HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
mercredi, 18 mai 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
18 mai 2022 08:14 (GMT +3) (18 mai. 2022 05:14 GMT)
1.3

15 km
43 km (27 mi)
Greece: 6 Km SE From Solomos
mardi, 17 mai 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
18 mai 2022 00:49 (GMT +3) (17 mai. 2022 21:49 GMT)
1.6

7.6 km
9.4 km (5.8 mi)
Mer Égée, 45 km au sud-ouest de Athènes, Nomarchia Athinas, Attica, Grèce
lundi, 16 mai 2022 GMT (2 séismes)
16 mai 2022 12:14 (GMT +3) (16 mai. 2022 09:14 GMT)
1.5

18 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
23 km au sud de Nisi Agkistri , Attica, Grèce
16 mai 2022 03:11 (GMT +3) (16 mai. 2022 00:11 GMT)
1.4

7.2 km
34 km (21 mi)
Greece: 7 Km NE From Sofiko
dimanche, 15 mai 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
15 mai 2022 22:09 (GMT +3) (15 mai. 2022 19:09 GMT)
2.2

15 km
36 km (22 mi)
Mer Égée, 16 km au sud-est de Corinthe, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Grèce

Introduction

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 Photos

The Chelona lava dome on Methana (740m) (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Chelona lava dome on Methana (740m) (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Chelona lava dome and the gulf of Epidavros in Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Chelona lava dome and the gulf of Epidavros in Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The volcanic thermal baths of Methana, Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The volcanic thermal baths of Methana, Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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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