Oct 6, 2014

The volcano today


After the huge Minoan volcanic eruption in the 17th century BC, other eruptions occurred on the island, in smaller scale of course. The lavas of these explosions created the two black islets in the center of the caldera, Palea and Nea Kameni.
The last eruption took place in AD 1950. Since then, the volcano has remained at rest. The only indications that remind us of the active volcano are the hot springs on the shore of the islets and gases emitted from the craters of Nea Kameni. Moreover, occasional smaller or larger earthquakes occur.


To monitor the various parameters of the volcano, an integrated network for monitoring and recording different indications is located on the volcano and on Santorini, so that, if necessary, safety measures can be taken.
Today, the weather favors an amazing trip to the volcano!