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Caldera (complex stratovolcano) 329 m (on caldera rim) / 128 m (top of most recent lava shield, Nea Kameni)
Cyclades, Greece, 36.4°N / 25.4°E
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Santorini volcano eruptions:
1613 BC +-7 years (the so-called "Minoan eruption", one of the largest plinian eruptions during the past 10,000 years on earth)
historic eruptions: 197 BC, 46/47 AD, 726, 1570-1573, 1707-1711, 1866-1870, 1925-1928, 1939-1941, 1950
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, with effusive activity during intervals. Powerful explosive, so-called Plinian eruptions appear to occur every 10-30,000 years. Construction of lava shields and minor to irregularly spaced subplinian explosive activity during interval times.
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Santorini volcano toursSantorini Geology Tour
(private tours to discover Santorini's geology with a volcanologist, 1-3 days)Light of the Aegean
(Photo tour to Santorini, Cyclades, Greece)Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini
(8-day walking and study tour on Santorini, Greece)Santorini & Milos
(9-days combination walking & study tour to Santorini and Milos Islands, Greece)
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Santorini volcano (Greece): news
Santorini volcano (Greece): seismic unrest
Sun, 3 Jul 2011, 07:49
07:49 AM |
Seismic activity on Santorini during the past weeks
There are signs of a possible awakening of the Santorini volcano: During the past weeks, an increased number of small earthquakes has been occurring beneath and near Santorini. The quakes (most of them below magnitude 3) are concentrated beneath the center of the caldera and in a broad SW-NE zone crossing Santorini corresponding to the active volcanic trend of the island group.
The Institute of Geodynamics (National Observatory, Athens) has added 4 automatic seismometers in various locations on Santorini to increase the monitoring of the volcano.
It is far too early to conclude that new activity on Santorini is likely take place any time soon, but Santorini is a highly active volcano. Its last eruptions were in 1866-70, 1925-28, 1939-41, and 1950.
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We are proud to announce a scientific discovery that has been made in close connection to one of our past tours on Santorini: A new absolute date for the great Minoan eruption on Santorini volcano has been published yesterday in the issue of Science Magazine (28 April, 2006). It confirms an early date for the eruption putting it at 1627-1600 BC with very good confidence. ... read all
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