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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 volcano

Lava domes 740 m
Saronic Gulf, Greece, 37.62°N / 23.34°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Methana volcano books
Typical eruption style: Effusive, construction of lava domes, hydrothermal explosions.
Methana volcano eruptions: around 1700 (submarine eruption of "Pavsanias", aprox. 1,5 km north-west of Methana), 238 B.C (near Kameni Hora) Methana's historic lava dome which formed in 238 BC.
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 6 Mar
Mon, 6 Mar 08:21 UTCM 2.3 / 11.8 km21 km23 Km SSE from Aigina
Sat, 25 Feb
Sat, 25 Feb 17:12 UTCM 1.1 / 9.1 km43 km12 Km WSW from Athinai
Tue, 21 Feb
Tue, 21 Feb 18:38 UTCM 2.7 / 10 km11 kmSOUTHERN GREECE
Thu, 16 Feb
Thu, 16 Feb 09:58 UTCM 2.1 / 13 km19 km22 Km SSE from Aigina
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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.

Background:

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.


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