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Sousaki volcano

Lavadome 200 m
Greece, 37.94°N / 23.09°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Explosive (?), today only hydrothermal & fumarolic activity
Sousaki volcano eruptions:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 24 May
Wed, 24 May 08:13 UTCM 2.0 / 17.5 km33 km27 Km SSE from Thebes
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 17:55 UTCM 1.8 / 11.8 km29 km18 Km SSW from Thebes
Fri, 5 May
Fri, 5 May 00:00 UTCM 2.2 / 5.5 km28 km13 Km WSW from Corinth
Thu, 4 May
Thu, 4 May 12:18 UTCM 1.7 / 13.2 km23 km11 Km SSW from Corinth
Tue, 25 Apr
Tue, 25 Apr 12:09 UTCM 1.2 / 28.5 km38 km32 Km W from Thebes
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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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