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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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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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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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New evidence: What caused tsunamis after massive Santorini volcanic eruption?

New evidence discovered by Greek scientists concerning the cataclysmic volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini 3,600 years ago suggests a new narrative for the disaster that crippled the Bronze Age civilisations that had thrived in the prehistoric Aegean for more than 2,000 years. Scientists had previously believed that the …

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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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