Methana

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.615°N
  • 23.336°E

  • 760 m
    2493 ft

  • 212020
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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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


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


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


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Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is 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.

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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