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Giant bubble of magma could escape from under Santorini supervolcano- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 September 2012 11:31

Group of geologists led by David Pyle from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom reported an unusually high speed filling the magma of reservoir under the Santorini supervolcano in the Aegean Sea, Greece. Santorini - is acting thyroid volcano on the island of Tyre, also known as Thera in the Aegean Sea, the eruption of which killing Aegean towns and villages on the islands of Crete, Tyre, and the Mediterranean Sea about 1645 BC - 1500 BC (according to various estimates). On power eruption of Santorini had 7 points, which is comparable with the eruption of Tambor and 3 times stronger, than the eruption of Krakatoa. It is considered, that the eruption destroyed the Minoan civilization on the island Crete and caused a huge tSunami of about 100 meters, the ash cloud extended to 200-1000 km. Group of geologists led by David Pyle of the University of Oxford for the first time noticed to Santorini volcano in January 2011, when the sensors on one of the islands in the Aegean Sea have recorded a series of small earthquakes, so in early 2011, David Pyle and his group went to Santorini and more than a year studying the state of Santorini volcano and watched it's activity on the basis of surface data and data of satellite monitoring. According to scientists from the University of Oxford, increased activity of the Santorini supervolcano in 2011 has led to an increase height of some islands in the Aegean Sea by 7-15 inches in just a few weeks, due to the fact that the magmatic Santorini volcano chamber was filled with magma in the record, not previously observed period, the volume of magma is estimated at 15-20 million cubic meters. Previously, for this amount of magma required considerably longer for 2011 Santorini volcano accumulated so much magma as before going under it for 15-20 years.

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