Santorini volcano (Greece): news
Santorini volcano (Greece): seismic unrest
Sun, 3 Jul 2011, 07:4907:49 AM |
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.
Seismic activity on Santorini during the past weeks
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.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Real-time seismic activity in Greece (Thessaloniki Aristoteles University, Inst. of Geophysics)
- Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory Athens
- Το Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών παρακολουθεί τη Σαντορίνη (and similar news articles in the National press)
Sat, 29 Apr 2006, 11:54
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