Santorini Caldera quickly deformed Facts
Santorini — a volcanic island, which has been relatively calm since the last eruption in 1950. But Caldera again woke up and quickly deformed in unusual place for it.
Professor Andrew Newman has established more than 20 navigation stations on the island. Some of them will move to 9 inches in January 2011, when the caldera awoke after "a long sleep." Everything magma chamber is filled very quickly. If an underwater eruption, it is likely to cause a tsunami of local character, which will be dangerous for cruise ships and tourists. Scientists are watching the state of the volcano.
It is believed that such activity does not necessarily result in an eruption, as confirmed by many active volcanoes in the world. But Newman stressed that the caldera rose by 14 million cubic meters per year and 3 months. This means that the camera is filled with magma, comparable to the number of three football fields. The potential eruption in extreme danger, as more than 50,000 visitors come to the island every day in the summer.
Santorini is the site of one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. The eruption in 1650 BC covered the port city of Akrotiri, a 20-meter layer of ash, forming a modern cliffs of the island. Newman confident that history will not be repeated, because these eruptions occur every 100,000 years, and the observed expansion of the magma chamber is less than 1% of the great Minoan eruption.