Satorini Valcano

~1630 B.C.

Historic Volcano- Santorini

  • There have been 12 eruptive phases in over 1 million years.
  • In the late Bronze Age, There was the Plinian Eruption of epic proportions, with an estimated VEI of 6.9. This eruption occurs ever 20 thousand years. it created Caldera Wall.
  • The Strombolian and the Vulcanian eruptions occur every 500 years.
  • The Santorini volcano is still active today.
  • The volcano is also considered unpredictable.
  • The most recent eruption was in 1950.
  • Back in 13 century B.C., Minoans were believed to have inhabited the islands surrounding the volcano, even some groups lived in the volcanic island itself.
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Santorini is a subduction valcano

The Subduction process that occurs at the convergent boundaries by which 1 tectonic plate moves under another tectonic plate and sinks into the mantle as the plates converge. *Areas where this process occurs are known as Subducton Zones.
Santorini, Greece

How Does a Volcano work?

Forms when magma from within the Earth's upper mantle works it's way to the surface. Once at the surface, the volcano erupts to to form lava flow and ash deposits. *As time goes on, with the volcano continuing to erupt, it will grow bigger.

The Effects of a Volcanic eruption on the Environment

  • Causes air pollution
  • Destruction of habitats
  • Loss of animal life
  • Causes rain and thunder
  • Makes surrounding area cooler
  • Ash causes breathing issues
  • Loss of human homes
  • Loss of human life

Volcano Project

By Annie Appl