Lava domes 740 m
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.62°N / 23.34°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 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.
Stile eruttivo tipico
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.
: 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)
|Data / ora||Mag. / Profondità||Distanza||Ubicazione|
|Tue, 1 Dec 2020 (GMT)|
| 1 dic 2020 08:46 (GMT +2) (1 Dec 2020 06:46:56 GMT)|
15 km - Più
|14 km||Nomos 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)|
123 km - Più
|18 km||Saronic Gulf, 7.2 km northeast da Poros, Attica, 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.
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)