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
7
mag
CRETE
03-09-1629 T09:00:00
6.5
mag
ISLANDOFCHALKI
10-18-1843 T00:00:00
6.3
mag
LESBOS
06-12-2017 T12:28:38
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




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
6.0
mag
GREECE:ATHENS
09-07-1999 T11:56:49
5.9
mag
TURKEY:IZMIR
10-20-2005 T21:40:04
6.4
mag
GREECE:ATHENS-CORINTH-KHALIS
03-04-1981 T21:58:05
5.7
mag
TURKEY:IZMIR,SEFERIHISAR
04-10-2003 T00:40:15
6.0
mag
GREECE:THEBES
10-17-1914 T06:22:30
6.6
mag
GREECE:CHIOS(ESPORADES)
11-13-1856
7.3
mag
GREECE:KHIOS;TURKEY:CESME
04-03-1881
7.3
mag
TURKEY:AYVALIK,IZMIR,CESME
10-15-1883
6.6
mag
TURKEY:IZMIR
11-30-1667
6.8
mag
TURKEY:ISTANBUL(CONSTANTINOPLE)
02-02-1039