Sporades volcano

Lava dome unknown
Greece, 39.5°N / 24.18°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Sporades volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, September 25, 2021 21:40 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 26, 2021 12:40 am (GMT +3) (Sep 25, 2021 21:40 GMT)
2.7

5 km
25 km (16 mi)
Aegean Sea, 39 km south of Sykia, Chalkidikí, Central Macedonia, Greece
Friday, September 24, 2021 13:28 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 24, 2021 4:28 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 24, 2021 13:28 GMT)
2.8

17 km
38 km (24 mi)
Aegean Sea, 71 km east of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece
Sep 24, 2021 10:55 am (GMT +3) (Sep 24, 2021 07:55 GMT)
3.7

10 km
47 km (29 mi)
Aegean Sea, 34 km southeast of Sykia, Chalkidikí, Central Macedonia, Greece
Thursday, September 16, 2021 20:56 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 16, 2021 11:56 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 16, 2021 20:56 GMT)
3.0

10 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
Aegean Sea, 32 km northeast of Patitiri, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece
Monday, September 13, 2021 10:46 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 13, 2021 1:46 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 13, 2021 10:46 GMT)
3.0

25 km
12 km (7.5 mi)
Aegean Sea, 100 km east of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece

Background

Sporades, a small volcano on the island of Psathoura characterized by overlapping lava flows, is the northernmost Quaternary volcano in Greece. The volcano is also consistently and more often referred to by the name of the island, Psathoura (Koutsovitis et al., 2015; Pe-Piper and Piper, 2007). Koutsovitis et al. (2015) and Fytikas et al. (1984) give an age of 0.7 Ma for the Psathoura basalts. Other volcanism in the central and northern Aegean islands and the Western Thrace area of mainland Greece is of Oligocene to Pliocene age, with Quaternary volcanism being restricted to the southern Aegean arc (Fytikas et al., 1984). The volcanism is controlled by faulting along the North Aegean Trough, a westward extension of the North Anatolian Fault (Pe-Piper and Piper, 2007; Koutsovitis et al., 2015).
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