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Santorini volcano
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
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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 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 continues

Tue, 27 Dec 2011, 19:00
19:00 PM | BY: TP
Seismicity between 28 Sep - 27 Dec 2011
Seismicity between 28 Sep - 27 Dec 2011
The number of earthquakes beneath Santorini volcano remains at slightly elevated levels. The activity is concentrated along the volcano-tectonic SW-NE alignment passing through the submarine volcano Kolumbo 8 km to the NE of the island and the center of the caldera where most volcanic vents in the past hundreds of thousands years of activity at Santorini were located.
Previous news
Tue, 13 Dec 2011, 22:20
Map of recent earthquakes beneath Santorini, showing the 3.2 event at Kolumbos volcano NE of Santorini
At 19h22 GMT (21h22 local time), a 3.2 earthquake occurred at the little-known submarine volcano Kolumbos ca. 8 km NE of Santorini, Island, Greece. This marks one of the largest events in recent months. ... read all
Thu, 1 Dec 2011, 11:18
Earthquakes on Santorini between 2 Sep and 1 Dec , 2011 (source: Department of Geophysics, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki)
Seismic activity beneath Santorini volcano continues to be slightly above normal levels. Beginning since July this year, an there is elevated activity in a SW-NE trending zone passing through Nea Kameni and the submarine Kolumbos volcano NE of Santorini. ... read all
Sun, 3 Jul 2011, 07:49
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. ... read all
Sat, 29 Apr 2006, 11:54
Close-up into one of the holes with the branch sticking inside
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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