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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...

Greek Scientist, Researchers Find Cause of Santorini Volcano Eruption

A group of scientists headed by Greek professor Ioannis Baziotis have used a modern geochemical technique to draw conclusions on how tectonic slabs melt underneath the Santorini volcano, causing eruptions. The international team applied the pioneering geochemical method of research...

The 'Breath' of Kolumbo Submarine Volcano

Scientists from Italy and Greece have proven that a submarine volcano "breathes" during its active phase. Their research focused on the volcano Kolumbo. Kolumbo is a shallow submarine volcano, part of the Hellenic Volcanic Arc, located 7 km NE of...

'Abyss' Scans and Reveals the Secrets of Santorini and Kolumbo Volcanoes

The research vessel RV Poseidon of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research of Kiel in cooperation with the Geology Department of Kapodistrian University of Athens are examining the seabed and the underseas volcanoes of the islands of Cyclades...

Scientists: Santorini Tsunami of 1650 BC Caused by Pyroclastic Flows, Not Caldera Collapse

The 1650 BC eruption of the Santorini volcano triggered tsunamis that heavily damaged coastal towns and disrupted vital shipping and trade operations, a new study shows, contrary to a previous theory that the tsunamis were caused by the collapse...

Scientists Warn of Possible Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, Tsunamis in Santorini

Greek and international scientists warn of a possibility of earthquakes, underwater volcanic eruptions and accompanying tsunamis in the Santorini-Amorgos area. The international PROTEUS project (Plumbing Reservoirs Of The Earth Under Santorini), composed of Greek, American and British scientists and funded...

Santorini's Volcano Erupts in Ifestia Fiesta [video]

The Ifestia Festival of Santorini takes place each September with a series of artistic events aimed at re-enacting the Thera eruption in 1600 BC. The eruption itself had a huge impact on European civilization, especially the Minoan Civilization of...

Santorini Volcano Returns to Dormant State

After three years of increased activity the volcano on the Greek island of Santorini has returned to its dormant state, according to the newspaper Kathimerini. Experts from the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME) spoke with the Greek newspaper...

Greek Robot Masters at the Top of the World

The Greek team of Robot Masters, which was awarded in the Open European Championship held in Pamplona, ​​Spain, charmed both the jury and participants. The Greek team consisted of elementary and high school students from Thessaloniki, northern Greece. This year's theme was "Nature's...

New Mechanism Observes Activity of Caldera in Santorini

The new seismic-detecting mechanism that observes the activity of the volcano in Santorini, Caldera, was finally placed at the bottom of the sea. The scientific community now says it will be ready to warn authorities in case there is...