Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Santorini
The steep inner walls of Santorini, capped by whitewashed villages, drop steeply into the caldera bay, forming one of the scenic highlights of the Aegean. Pyroclastic-flow deposits from four caldera-forming eruptions dating back to 100,000 years ago are exposed in the caldera walls in this north-looking view. The youngest caldera was formed about 3500 years ago during the noted Minoan eruption of Santorini. The flat-topped peak on the left skyline is Skaros, a remnant of a shield volcano constructed within a previous caldera. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:212040
Volcano Name:Santorini
Country:Greece
Volcano Type:Shield(s)
Last Eruption:1950
Elevation:367m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:5176
Pop. within 10km:12266
Pop. within 30km:12336
Pop. within 100km:67468
Latitude:36.404
Longitude:25.396



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
212040 Santorini 13879 Confirmed Eruption 7 ? Radiocarbon (corrected) -1610
212040 Santorini 13880 Confirmed Eruption 3 Hiera Island Historical Observations -197
212040 Santorini 13882 Confirmed Eruption 3 Thia Island Historical Observations 46/12/31 47/2/1
212040 Santorini 13883 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? NE side of Thia Island Historical Observations 726/7/15
212040 Santorini 13884 Confirmed Eruption 3 Mikri Kameni Historical Observations 1570 1573
212040 Santorini 13885 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? Colombo Bank (6.5 km NE of Thera) Historical Observations 1650/9/27 1650/12/6
212040 Santorini 13886 Confirmed Eruption 3 Nea Kameni Historical Observations 1707/5/23 1711/9/14
212040 Santorini 13887 Confirmed Eruption 2 Georgios, Afroessa and Reka domes Historical Observations 1866/1/26 1870/10/15
212040 Santorini 13888 Confirmed Eruption 2 Nea Kameni (Dafni dome) Historical Observations 1925/8/11 1926
212040 Santorini 13889 Confirmed Eruption 2 Nea Kameni (Naftilos dome) Historical Observations 1928/1/23 1928/3/17
212040 Santorini 13891 Confirmed Eruption 2 Nea Kameni (Triton, Ktenas, Fouque domes) Historical Observations 1939/8/20 1941/7/2
212040 Santorini 13892 Confirmed Eruption 2 Nea Kameni (Liatsikas dome) Historical Observations 1950/1/10 1950/2/2
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


Data from the Earthchem Portal
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Data from the SESAR Database


Data from the MaGa Database
Location: Nea Kameni Fumarolic field (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: Fumarolic emissions on the rim of Nea Kameni volcano.
Hazard Description: n.a.
Type: fumarole
Region: Egeo, Greece
Country: Greece
Volcanic Complex: Santorini
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Nea Kameni_29032012 Detail CO2 0.24 0 Mg/d
Nea Kameni_09042013 Detail CO2 63 22 Mg/d

Location: Nea Kameni diffuse degassing (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: Diffuse degassing in the summit area of Nea Kameni volcanic field.
Hazard Description: n.a.
Type: soil_diffuse_emission
Region: Egeo, Greece
Country: Greece
Volcanic Complex: Santorini
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Nea Kameni_092010 Detail CO2 26 7 Mg/d
Nea Kameni_092011 Detail CO2 29 5 Mg/d
Nea Kameni_072011 Detail CO2 21 4 Mg/d
Nea Kameni_042011 Detail CO2 24 5 Mg/d
Nea Kameni_061994 Detail CO2 15.4 0 Mg/d
Nea Kameni_012012 Detail CO2 38 6 Mg/d