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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.
Lava domes 740 m
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.62°N / 23.34°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
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.
Style éruptif tipique
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: 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)
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Heure||Mag. / Profondeur||Distance||Lieu|
|Sun, 9 May 2021 (GMT) (1 séisme)|
|9 May 2021 00:38:30 GMT|
15 km - Plus
|km||Mer Égée, 44 km au sud de Nisi Agkistri, Attica, Grèce|
|Fri, 7 May 2021 (GMT) (1 séisme)|
|7 May 2021 19:52:55 GMT|
27 km - Plus
|km||Mer Égée, 23 km à l'ouest de Athènes, Nomarchia Athinas, Attica, Grèce|
|Thu, 6 May 2021 (GMT) (1 séisme)|
|6 May 2021 23:39:42 GMT|
18 km - Plus
|km||15 Km E From Aigina, Greece|
|Wed, 5 May 2021 (GMT) (1 séisme)|
|5 May 2021 01:34:20 GMT|
15 km - Plus
|km||22 Km WNW From Aigina, Greece|
|Sun, 2 May 2021 (GMT) (1 séisme)|
|2 May 2021 11:54:24 GMT|
33 km - Plus
|km||Mer Égée, 24 km au nord-ouest de Nisi Agkistri, Attica, Grèce|
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.
See also: Sentinel hub
| Landsat 8
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