Santorini Volcano Fills Up With Magma, Most Since Last Eruption
Greece’s Santorini Volcano, the site of an eruption 3,600 years ago that wiped out Minoan settlements on the island and in Crete, has begun to fill with molten rock, expanding the most since its last eruption from 1939 to 1941.
The chamber of liquid rock, or magma, beneath the volcano expanded by 10 million to 20 million cubic meters from January 2011 to April this year, a University of Oxford-led team wrote in the journal Nature Geoscience. That’s as much as 15 times the size of London’s Olympic Stadium, the university said in an accompanying statement....
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A pulse of magma arrives under Santorini -- paper now online at:
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latest quakes on csem...i watch them a bit more closly now^^
2012-09-09 19:47:48.017min ago 40.07 N 24.72 E 10 3.8 AEGEAN SEA
2012-09-09 19:42:09.022min ago 39.79 N 24.81 E 2 3.2 AEGEAN SEA
2012-09-09 19:38:56.226min ago 40.03 N 24.67 E 10 3.1 AEGEAN SEA
2012-09-09 19:30:22.034min ago 40.08 N 24.72 E 10 4.3 AEGEAN SEA
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