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Sousaki volcano

Lavadome 200 m
Greece, 37.94°N / 23.09°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive (?), today only hydrothermal & fumarolic activity
Sousaki volcano eruptions:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 21 Oct
Sun, 21 Oct 19:26 UTCM 1.0 / 10 km18 km27 Km NNW from Aigina
Sun, 21 Oct 18:50 UTCM 1.1 / 7.7 km22 km25 Km NNW from Aigina
Thu, 18 Oct
Thu, 18 Oct 21:11 UTCM 0.9 / 11.7 km26 km10 Km ENE from Aigina
Thu, 18 Oct 09:40 UTCM 2.9 / 69 km32 kmSOUTHERN GREECE
Wed, 17 Oct
Wed, 17 Oct 19:28 UTCM 0.9 / 17.4 km29 km16 Km N from Aigina
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The Sousaki volcano is an area with about 2-4 former eruption centers. Probably mainly hydrothermal and phreatic eruptions, about 1-3 Mi. years before today. It is the north-western part of the Cycladic arch of the active Greek volcanoes. The earthquakes of 1997 of 3-4 R had as a result the uprising magma in higher areas of the earth crust. So future activities are possible, even there have been no historic eruptions been reported. Also the area around the volcano is stressed by many fault systems that are a cause of high seismic activity in the area of Gerania mountains and the Loutraki thermal spings are probably also connected to the "Sousaki magma chamber". The area is controlled by the Greek Geological Instistute IGME.


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