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Greece Activates Civil Protection Plan for Potential Santorini Volcano Eruption

The General Secretariat for Greece's Civil Protection has issued a new plan for addressing the consequences of a possible eruption of the ancient -- yet still active -- volcano on Santorini. As a secretariat official clarified to the Athens-Macedonian News...

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Sample from Santorini Seabed

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the seabed of the Greek island of Santorini. The vehicle, developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) explored Kolumbo volcano, an active submarine...

Greek Australian Among the Dead in New Zealand’s Volcanic Eruption

A Greek-Australian student was among the victims of the volcanic eruption at New Zealand’s White Island last week, authorities announced. Krystal Eve Browitt, a veterinary nursing student from Melbourne, Australia who turned 21 on Nov. 29, was among the eighteen...

A Greek Australian Among Those Missing After New Zealand’s Volcanic Eruption

An Australian woman of Greek descent is among the missing persons after New Zealand's White Island volcano's violent eruption on Monday. Krystall Browitt, née Drakatou, who is 21 years old and lives in Melbourne, is still among the missing. Browitt, along with...

Ancient Fresco Portraying Greek Myth Unveiled in Pompeii, Italy

Italian authorities recently unveiled to the public an ancient fresco depicting a famous Greek myth in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD. The fresco, which was first discovered...

NASA-Led Team Commences Research in Santorini Volcano

An international team of scientists and researchers led and funded by NASA began research  in the famous volcano off the island of Santorini on Wednesday night. The team, comprised of Greek, American, Australian and German scientists, will conduct its research in the...

Will the Santorini Volcano Erupt in Our Lifetime?

One of the most common questions people ask about the idyllic Greek island of Santorini is whether its active volcano is expected to erupt again in our lifetime. In order to answer this simple, but at the same time complex,...

Greek Scientists Concerned Over Active Volcano Near Athens

An active volcano on the Methana Peninsula, which is only 50 km (31 miles) south of Athens, has become a concern for Greek scientists, who have now decided to bolster monitoring. The Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens...

Greek Man Recounts Horror of Indonesian Tsunami

Marinos Kokotovis, a Greek national who has lived in Indonesia for more than 30 years, was a firsthand witness of the most recent catastrophic tsunami which hit Indonesia on Saturday evening local time. Speaking with Greece's Skai TV, Kokotovis said...

New Study Indicates Santorini Volcano Erupted After 1600 BC

For decades, scientists have been trying to estimate the approximate time of the Thera (Santorini) volcano eruption that shaped the island and the surrounding geography. A new study measuring annual radiocarbon records indicates that the Santorini volcano erupted after 1600...