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Methana

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  • Greece
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Lava dome(s)
  • 258 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.615°N
  • 23.336°E

  • 760 m
    2493 ft

  • 212020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1922 Aug ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
0258 BCE ± 18 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Kameno Vouno
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Methana.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Methana.

Photo Gallery

Malja Khoriou lava dome, seen here from the SE, lies on the eastern side of the Methana Peninsula and is one of several basaltic-andesite to rhyodacitic lava domes forming the Methana volcanic complex. The peninsula extends into the Sarronian Gulf on the NE side of the Peloponnesus Peninsula. The youngest dome, Kameno Vouno, on the NW side of Methana Peninsula, was formed in the 3rd century BCE and produced a lava flow that traveled 500 m beyond the coastline.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Libya, Turkey
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Greece, Turkey
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Libya, Turkey
Title: Sofikon Sheet
Publisher: Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration
Country: Greece
Year: 1985
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Sofikon Sheet
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Greece, Geol Map of, N
Publisher: Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration
Country: Greece
Year: 1983
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Greece, Geol Map of, N
Title: Corinthias
Country: Greece
Year: 1972
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Corinthias
Title: The Aegean
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Greece, Turkey
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of The Aegean
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 23 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 111123-855 Hornblende-Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98784 Dacite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98788 Dacite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98789 Hornblende Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98790 Hornblende Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98791-1 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98791-2 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98792-1 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98792-2 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98792-3 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98793 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98794 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98795 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98796 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98797 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98798 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98799 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98800 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98801 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98802 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98803 Hypersthene Andesite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98805 Dacite KAMENO VOUNO --
NMNH 98806 Hypersthene Basalt KAMENO VOUNO --
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