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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07183

The crater in the foreground was formed during an eruption from 1570-1573 CE. Initially submarine eruptions were followed by the formation of the new island of Mikri Kameni (Little Burnt Island) NE of Palaea Kameni Island. The 1570-73 eruption created a small island with a diameter of about 400 m and a height of 70 m, topped by a 20-m-deep crater. The western wall of Santorini's caldera appears in the background, capped by the houses of the village of Merovígli. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution)

The crater in the foreground was formed during an eruption from 1570-1573 CE. Initially submarine eruptions were followed by the formation of the new island of Mikri Kameni (Little Burnt Island) NE of Palaea Kameni Island. The 1570-73 eruption created a small island with a diameter of about 400 m and a height of 70 m, topped by a 20-m-deep crater. The western wall of Santorini's caldera appears in the background, capped by the houses of the village of Merovígli.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution)

Keywords: caldera | outcrop | geology | deposit


Santorini