Santorini’s underwater volcano activity resumes

Posted on April 18, 2012

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(AGI) Washington – Santorini’s volcanic basin is showing signs of resumed volcanic

Recent ISS aerial image of the volcano crater

activity. According to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, satellite research tools suggest that a build-up of some 14m cubic metres of lava at a depth of 5km took place between September and January last.

Widely touted by academics as the cause of the Minoan civilisation’s obliteration, what is left of the volcano – a small archipelago – last witnessed significant geological activity in January of 2011.

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