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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.852°N
  • 27.251°E

  • 430 m
    1410 ft

  • 212805
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kos.

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Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kos.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kos.

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, 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 98780 Dacite VROMOTOPOS --

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