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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, 16 Dec
Sun, 16 Dec 04:30 UTCM 2.8 / 13.7 km16 km26 Km NE from Corinth
Sun, 16 Dec 04:29 UTCM 3.0 / 8.6 km19 km28 Km NE from Corinth
Sat, 15 Dec
Sat, 15 Dec 15:11 UTCM 1.6 / 10 km37 km16 Km SSE from Thebes
Fri, 7 Dec
Fri, 7 Dec 23:51 UTCM 1.0 / 12.6 km33 km16 Km NNE from Aigina
Mon, 26 Nov
Mon, 26 Nov 16:06 UTCM 3.8 / 9.1 km38 km14 Km SSE 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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