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Volos-Atalanti volcano

Updated: Oct 6, 2022 09:36 GMT -
Volcanic field 900 m / 2953 ft
Greece, 39.03°N / 22.8°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, October 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 6, 2022 5:32 am (GMT +3) (Oct 6, 2022 02:32 GMT)
1.9

20 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
27 km southwest of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 4, 2022 8:20 pm (GMT +3) (Oct 4, 2022 17:20 GMT)
1.7

14 km
30 km (19 mi)
9.7 km north of Lamia, Phthiotis, Central Greece
Sunday, October 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 3, 2022 1:17 am (GMT +3) (Oct 2, 2022 22:17 GMT)
1.5

13 km
32 km (20 mi)
12 km north of Lamia, Phthiotis, Central Greece
Monday, September 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 26, 2022 8:03 am (GMT +3) (Sep 26, 2022 05:03 GMT)
2.1

5 km
21 km (13 mi)
14 km northeast of Lamia, Phthiotis, Central Greece

Background

The Volos-Atalanti (also known as Volos-Evia) area contains a number of small monogenetic Pliocene to Pleistocene lava flows, cones, and domes. The largest lava outcropping, which originated from the Migoula cone, is about 0.2 km3 in volume and 6-7 km long (Innocenti et al., 2010). The volcanic products are generally basaltic trachyandesitic (Innocenti et al., 2010). The lava flows at Porphyrion and Microthivai date to about 1.6-1.3 Ma. The Toumbanos Hills lava dome, near Achilleion, dates to about 3.4-2.7 Ma. In the Atalanti channel, the cones and lava flows of the Likhades Islands date to about 0.5 Ma, as does a lava flow at Kammena Vourla on the Greek coast (Innocenti et al., 2010). K-Ar dates from Fytikas et al. (1984) range from 3.0-0.5 Ma. Volos-Evia is believed to lie on the westward extension of the North Anatolian Fault, rather than the Hellenic Arc (Innocenti et al., 2010).
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