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Mílos

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  • Greece
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 140 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.699°N
  • 24.439°E

  • 751 m
    2464 ft

  • 212030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mílos.

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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 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0140 ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Radiocarbon (corrected) SE Mílos, east of Fyriplaka tuff ring
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Mílos.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Mílos.

Photo Gallery

The western side of Mílos Island contains a cluster of lava domes. Mílos and adjacent small islands have grown from submarine and subaerial volcanism that initially was dominantly andesitic and basaltic, but ended with predominately rhyolitic eruptions. Phreatic explosions, commonly producing overlapping craters rarely more than 1 km in diameter, continued from late-Pleistocene to Holocene times.

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

Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of

Title: Greece, Geol Map of, S
Publisher: Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration
Country: Greece
Year: 1983
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Greece, Geol Map of, S

Title: Cyclades Islands-a
Country: Greece
Year: 1972
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Cyclades Islands-a

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

There are no samples for Mílos in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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