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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) | Reports
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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
Tue, 17 Apr
Tue, 17 Apr 17:55 UTCM 1.0 / 9.8 km49 km13 Km SSE from Athinai
Wed, 4 Apr
Wed, 4 Apr 18:45 UTCM 2.1 / 10.6 km55 km32 Km S from Navplion
Thu, 29 Mar
Thu, 29 Mar 22:45 UTCM 1.5 / 14.2 km21 km24 Km SSE from Aigina
Fri, 23 Mar
Fri, 23 Mar 12:47 UTCM 2.6 / 5.4 km49 km27 Km SSE from Navplion
Fri, 23 Mar 10:00 UTCM 2.0 / 1.5 km50 km29 Km SSE from Navplion
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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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