Active volcano on the Greek island of Santorini

June 19, 2011 Seismologists and volcanologists worried active volcano, located on the Greek island of Santorini.

Despite the fact that the predictions of the scientific societies, and the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens optimistic, careful monitoring of earthquakes of low intensity and are reported this week on the island.

Also, in the last days of the crater comes the characteristic smell of sulfur. All these phenomena are caused by the accumulation of magma, which puts pressure on the bottom of the crater of the volcano.

Recall that in 1627 BC on Santorini happened devastating eruption that changed forever the whole picture of the ancient world. From the eruption rose mighty wave height, presumably, about a hundred meters and struck the coast of Crete.

Strong earthquake was not long in coming. Under a thick layer of ashes were buried most people and a lot of the buildings and monuments of the Cretan-Minoan culture. This was the sunset of the island of Crete, and from strongyles was only a crescent.

Among researchers there is a theory that it is the place of the legendary sunken Atlantis.

In 1707, an underwater volcano changed the sea surface, creating a lagoon in the middle of the center of seismic activity.

The volcano is still unstable and in the twentieth century had three eruptions, the last of which occurred in 1950.

Nowadays you can see how the volcano emits steam and sulfur dioxide.

Source: Immigrant, Worlds.Ru, ismosav.santorini.net

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In Greek on. Santorini volcano sleep worrying scientists

Seismologists and volcanologists worried active volcano, located on the Greek island of Santorini.

 Despite the fact that the predictions of the scientific societies, and the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens optimistic, careful monitoring of earthquakes of low intensity and are reported this week on the island.

Also, in the last days of the crater comes the characteristic smell of sulfur. All these phenomena are caused by the accumulation of magma, which puts pressure on the bottom of the crater of the volcano.

Recall that in the 15th century on Santorini powerful earthquake that destroyed the Minoan civilization and destroyed all life on the island.

Ancient legends say that one of the Argonauts, the Golden Fleece kidnappers dropped into the sea lump of land given to him by Triton. From this block of an island called Callista Argonauts. A hero named Evfem. Subsequently colonized the island of his descendants, he was called Fiero and later Santorini, ie Saint Irenaeus, the patroness of the island. Santorini Island or mystery of Atlantis, "In a day and night of adversity island of Atlantis disappeared, lost in the sea" (Plato). According to Plato, the island of Atlantis there was an unusually high civilization, rose the bulk of magnificent temples, covered with silver. Residents amazing country famous for wisdom, deep knowledge in all areas of success in battle. But then broke an unprecedented disaster and the island, along with all the residents gone, lost in the depths of the sea. Archaeologists have found the remains of a great civilization that perished after a volcanic eruption in the 15th century. It is possible that by choosing this island, you will spend your vacation at the beautiful Atlantis once, praised by Plato. Since then, scientists around the world for many years debated whether there was in fact the story of Plato's Atlantis, or — just a retelling of the ancient myth?

The answer was found on the Greek island of Santorini is located in the Aegean Sea, nepodoleku of Crete. Started digging Greek scholar Spiridonosa Marinatos led to the discovery of the ruins of palaces, frescoes and vases surprisingly reminiscent of the style of work of the Minoan civilization. These findings could be done under a thick layer of volcanic ash that covers the island. Consequently, scientists have concluded that this civilization could be lost as a result of a powerful volcanic eruption and huge tsunami that hit then to Crete, to other islands, effectively abandoning the cities and towns.

The group of islands Santorini unikalna.Ona formed in eruptions vulkanov.V a study of soil layers, scientists have concluded that they were on the island 12.B every 20,000 years, approximately one blast .. As a result of these explosions under water formed a huge caldera size 8×4 km and a depth of 400 m (Caldera — kotloobraznaya basin formed as a result of the failure of the top of the volcano).

For a strong volcanic eruption that occurred v1.500 BC, explosions, are not as significant forces occurred in the III century BC, when the island was separated Firas, in the II century BC, when Paglia appeared Kameni.Nea Kameni — the youngest island of the Mediterranean, formed from the explosion of the volcano lavy.Posle each island covered by a thick layer lavy.Podezzhaya to the island from the west, is clearly visible layers of soil: red, black, korichnevyy.Poetomu Santorini — a unique place for volcanologists studying the processes and causes of volcanoes, their development, structure and composition of the products of the eruption, the changing nature of their functions deyatelnosti.Na island rich volcanic geological museum of great interest to both amateurs and connoisseurs.Based on materials from the sites:
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In Greek on. Santorini volcano awoke

Seismologists and volcanologists worried active volcano, located on the Greek island of Santorini
Despite the fact that the predictions of the scientific societies, and the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens optimistic, careful monitoring of earthquakes of low intensity and are reported this week on the island.
Also, in the last days of the crater comes the characteristic smell of sulfur. All these phenomena are caused by the accumulation of magma, which puts pressure on the bottom of the crater of the volcano.
Recall that in the 15th century on Santorini powerful earthquake that destroyed the Minoan civilization and destroyed all life on the island.

На греческом о. Сандорини проснулся вулкан

Source: vseneprostotak.ru.

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