Underwater Survey Discovers Hidden Volcanoes Around Santorini

A recent seismic survey of the seabed around Santorini has discovered a previously unknown volcanic center west of the island.

New research has found unknown – and fortunately inactive – volcanoes around the Aegean island of Santorini. 

A seismic survey of the seabed, using sound waves, revealed a previously unknown volcanic center, buried beneath the deposits of volcanic eruptions west of Santorini. Scientists also revealed for the first time how Santorini and its neighboring volcanoes, Kolumbo and Christiana, were created and evolved over time.

The results were published a few days ago in the scientific journal Geology. The research was led by Jonas Preine, from the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Hamburg. 

Participants also included University of Athens Associate Professor Evi Nomikou and Emeritus Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou, as well as researchers from the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and University of Clermont Auvergne.

This article was previously published at ekathimerini.com.

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