Kos

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.852°N
  • 27.251°E

  • 430 m
    1410 ft

  • 212805
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kos.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kos.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Kos.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Kos. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kos page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.

Photo Gallery


Light-colored ignimbrite deposits, eroded into mesas bounded by steep-walled valleys, cap the central part of the island of Kos. The island is dominantly non-volcanic but contains Miocene to Pleistocene volcanic centers. The Kamari caldera is of mid-Pleistocene age and contains the 1.0-0.55 million-year-old, post-caldera Zini lava dome. The widespread Kos Plateau Tuff (145,000 years old) originated from a submarine source between Kos and Nisyros islands. Several solfatara fields are found on Kos.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 1 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 98780 Dacite with hornblende and hypersthene

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