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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.
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.
 

Methana vulcano

Lava domes 740 m
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.62°N / 23.34°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
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.

Stile eruttivo tipico: Effusive, construction of lava domes, hydrothermal explosions.
Eruzioni del vulcano Methana: around 1700 (submarine eruption of "Pavsanias", aprox. 1,5 km north-west of Methana), 238 B.C (near Kameni Hora)

Ultimi terremoti nelle vicinanze

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Tue, 1 Dec 2020 (GMT)
1 dic 2020 08:46 (GMT +2) (1 Dec 2020 06:46:56 GMT)
2.2

15 km - Più
14 kmNomos Argolidos, Peloponneso, 5.2 km west da Troezen (Attica), Grecia
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 (GMT)
21 nov 2020 23:41 (GMT +2) (21 Nov 2020 21:41:42 GMT)
3.1

123 km - Più
18 kmSaronic Gulf, 7.2 km northeast da Poros, Attica, Grecia

Sfondo

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

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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