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Volcanoes 2022: Spectacular event on Santorini (video)

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic conditions,  the spectacular event “Volcanoes” returned to the island of Santorini. Using thousands of fireworks, the event “re-enacts” the volcano eruptions. Organized by the Municipality of Santorini, the Regional Unit of South Aegean and local organizations and bodies, “Volcanoes 2022” offered an …

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Santorini: Huge volcano landslide occurred 700,000 years ago

Traces of the largest known volcanic landslide in the entire Mediterranean, with a volume of up to 125 cubic kilometers, have been discovered in the sea around the island of Santorini by Greek and foreign scientists. They estimate that the landslide occurred some 700,000 years ago, that is at the …

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Is Santorini volcano dormant? Greek and Italian researchers teamed up to find out

Researchers from the Hellenic Survey of Geology and Mineral Exploration (HSGME) and the Institute for the Study and Monitoring of the Santorini Volcano (ISMOSAV) teamed up with colleagues from Florence University and the National Research Council of Italy in order to establish a geothermal station to monitor the Santorini volcano …

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Santorini Volcano: Civil Protection issues Emergency Response Plan

Greece’s Civil Protection has prepared a Emergency Response Plan due to a risk for the activation of the volcano on the island of Santorini in the central Aegean Sea. Purpose of the 184-page master plan with code name THALOS is to provide a direct and coordinated response to involved stakeholders …

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NASA tests robots in submerged Santorini volcano

An international oceanographic seabed survey of the submerged Columbus volcano, a submarine volcano about seven kilometers northeast of Santorini, was launched on Wednesday night at the port of Lavrion and will last until November 27. The survey is funded by NASA. The international mission consists of 30 scientists from the …

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Greece to monitor Methana Volcano, just 50km away of Athens

For the first time, the Greek Geodynamic Institute will install six seismological stations to monitor the volcano of Methana in the Saronic Gulf, just 50 km away from capital Athens. ” A source of concern is the volcano close distance to the [Greek] capital,” says a researcher at the Institute …

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Piece of οlive tree found on Therasia places Minoan volcano eruption earlier

A piece of olive tree found on Therasia will move the date of the explosion of the Santorini volcano a few decades later than currently estimated. The wood was found in the area “Kimissi Thirassias”, the prehistoric settlement which lies on a hillside of the island once connected to Thira …

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Santorini treasuries: Volcano, Caldera, sunset and many more!

Santorini in the Aegean Sea: Breathtaking views, picturesque architecture, stunning sunsets, awesome beaches, crystal clears water, excellent weather. And then the food and wine. Local products with the famous tomato and fava beans. And wineries. Thirteen wineries on a single island producing unique wines because of the volcano soil What …

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Santorini Volcano Magma is Swelling

 Our magma is swelling, our income is shrinking. These are Greek realities on Monday, September 10th 2012. Why our income is shrinking is very obvious and does not need surveys or experts to tells us why. But that the magma (the chamber of  liquid rock) under the Santorini volcano is swelling is …

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1,500 earthquakes between Nisyros and Tilos: “Unusual activity” says seismologist Papadopoulos

Greek seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos characterized the seismic activity in the area of ​​Nisyros and Tilos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea in the recent months as “quite unusual.” On a post, he noted that 1,500 earthquakes have occurred between April and September 6, 2021. On a post on Facebook that was …

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Earthquakes shake Nisyros and Santorini with 4.4 and 4R

Light tremors on Tuesday morning have shaken two out of five Greek islands with active volcanoes. The epicenters of the earthquakes were recorded in the sea area off Nisyros and off Santorini in the east and central Aegean Sea respectively. According to Geodynamics Insitute of Athens National Observatory the tremors …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.2R Nisyros, felt on Kos and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Nisyros and the islands of the Dodecanese five minutes after 2 o’ clock Thursday noon. The earthquake epicenter was located in the sea area 32 km North-West of the island of Nisyros. Its focal depth was 150.7 km. …

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Seismologists on the earthquake of 4.6R in Rhodes and 4.1R in Santorini

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale jolted the island of Rhodes on Friday afternoon, and two hours later a tremor hit the island of Santorini with 4.1 on Richter scale. The first earthquake stroke with 4.6 R rhodes at 4:16 p.m. Its epicenter was 31 km South-East of Lindos …

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Secrets of Ancient Greek scroll on Plato’s Academy revealed via infrared imagining

The scroll of the history of Plato’s Academy written on a 2,000-year-old papyrus has revealed its last secrets. Applying modern imagining technology, scholars found out that the papyrus had writing also on the back. The scroll is one of more than 1,800 papyri found in the Herculaneum Villa of the …

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Greater Adria: The Lost Continent hiding beneath Europe

There’s a lost continent hidden below southern Europe. And researchers have created the most detailed reconstruction of it yet. The lost continent “Greater Adria” emerged about 240 million years ago, after it broke off from Gondwana, a southern supercontinent made up of Africa, Antarctica, South America, Australia and other major …

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VirtualDIVER: Innovative platform for underwater experience around Santorini

The innovative platform VirtualDIVER for virtual underwater experiences targeting the cultural and tourism industries has been developed in cooperation of Greek academics and private companies. VirtualDIVER will allow people to “travel” and “explore” the magical terrestrial and underwater environment of the island of Santorini, while they comfortably sit on their …

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The Mafia Challenge: Sugar sachets by Greek company trigger outrage in Naples

Mafia stereotypes that insulted a whole city: Marlon Brandon as The Godfather, a pistol and the phrase “Live dangerously in Naples” on sugar sachets produced and distributed by Greek company “Coffeland Ltd” triggered an outrage in Italy and forced the company owner to stop the advertising campaign. The face of …

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Cycladic female figurine unearthed in Akrotiri excavation Santorini

Important findings have been unearthed in the excavation site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini. Inside a clay chests from the 16th century BC, archaeologists discovered a Proto-Cycladic female figurine made of marble. The finding delights the community of archaeologists and archaeology fans. Inside rectangular chests made of clay …

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