Magnitude: VEI-6
Time: -1610 B.C.
Country: GREECE

GREECE

This volcano erupted on -1610 B.C. in Greece where it released a signifant amount of explosivity , reaching a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 6 (VEI: 6). The VEI scale was developed by the USGS and is open-ended with the largest volcanoes in history given a magnitude 8. A value of 0 is given for non-explosive eruptions . This particular volcano, named Santorini is classified as a historical shieldvolcano and is perched at an elevation of 329ft.


Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands - porphyry copper
Tertiary felsic to intermediate composition intrusions of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands
Pacific Margin - porphyry copper
Cretaceous through middle Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the paleomargin of northeast Asia.

Surface Lithology

Qv - Igneous - Volcanic
Youngest volcanic rocks

Related USGS Publications

70159748 - 2016 - Unusually large tsunamis frequent a currently creeping part of the Aleutian megathrust
70142817 - 2015 - Basement and regional structure along strike of the Queen Charlotte Fault in the context of modern and historical earthquake ruptures
sir20155110 - 2015 - 2013 volcanic activity in Alaska: summary of events and response of the Alaska Volcano Observatory



Latest Volcano Events

Recent Volcano activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
8
mag
AEGEANSEA
08-08-1303 T00:00:00
5.5
mag
CRETE
04-05-2000 T04:36:59.8
5.6
mag
CRETE
05-15-1979 T06:59:21.2
7.1
mag
ISLANDOFCRETE
05-29-1508 T00:00:00
6.9
mag
CRETE
00-00-0062 T00:00:00
7.2
mag
ISLANDOFCRETE
07-01-1494 T00:00:00
6.7
mag
ISLANDOFCRETE
11-08-1612 T00:00:00
8.3
mag
CRETE
10-12-1856 T00:45:00
7.1
mag
DODECANESE,KARPATHOSIS.
02-09-1948 T12:58:13
7
mag
CRETE
03-09-1629 T09:00:00




Volcano Measurement
volcano scale

Volcano Stats
agent W
total_deaths_description 3
year -1610
eq EQ
id 14
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
location Greece
time -1610 B.C.
latitude 36.404
tsu TSU
type Shieldvolcano
vei 6
status Historical
elevation 329
name Santorini
longitude 25.396
country Greece
deaths_description 3

Nearby Earthquakes
6.2
mag
GREECE:SAMOS,PATMOS
08-11-1904
7.8
mag
GREECE:DODECANESE
07-09-1956 T03:11:39
6.7
mag
TURKEY:BODRUM,DATCA;GREECE:KOS
07-20-2017 T22:31:12
6.5
mag
GREECE:MILOSISLAND:ZEFIRIA
07-19-1738
6.8
mag
GREECE:AEGEANSEA
07-09-1956
7.9
mag
GREECE:RHODESISLAND;LOWEREGYPT
06-26-1926 T19:46:34
6.7
mag
GREECE:SOUTHERN
01-08-2006 T11:34:55
6.1
mag
GREECE:THERAISLAND(SANTORINI)
01-31-1866
5.2
mag
GREECE:CRETE:ANTIKYTHIRA
11-04-2004 T06:22:39
7.0
mag
GREECE:ISLANDSOFCYTHERAANDCRETE
03-09-1629