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Santorini Caldera Starting To Come Back To Life Again
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This could possibly spell really bad news to an already depressed Greece, and also the adjoining area. On the isle of Santorini(known as Thera), home of the most destructive volcanic eruption in known history, the caldera is beginning to come back to life again. The eruption around 1650BC, plus or minus a decade or so, spelled the doom of the Minoan civilization and caused many other changes in the ancient world.

As if Greece didn’t already have enough trouble: in the Greek isles, a volcano has awakened

[Image: santorini_caldera.jpg?w=640&h=410]
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What, volcanoes too are against austerity plans?
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(04-24-2012, 06:00 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: What, volcanoes too are against austerity plans?

A major eruption there would put a huge monkey wrench(spanner) into the mix.

My guess is that it will most likely start building up a cone, over time like other volcanoes. This could go on for decades, even over a century or more. But eventually it will build up high enough that a dome will appear inside the ever growing volcanic cone structure. And when the mass of the cone becomes more than the dome can hold up, it will come crashing in on itself and cause another major explosion.

Then the process will begin all over again. But by then the entire island will have been rendered uninhabitable for a good while. That will cost more than a strapped Greece can afford to pay IMO. It could cause the tiny country to go bankrupt, if they don't get their act together and turn away from all that Collectivist welfare state stuff.

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They need to find a way to link this to global warming. I'm sure someone will try, tracking is getting the blame for earthquakes in our area.
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(04-24-2012, 12:54 AM)John L Wrote: This could possibly spell really bad news to an already depressed Greece, and also the adjoining area. On the isle of Santorini(known as Thera), home of the most destructive volcanic eruption in known history, the caldera is beginning to come back to life again. The eruption around 1650BC, plus or minus a decade or so, spelled the doom of the Minoan civilization and caused many other changes in the ancient world.

As if Greece didn’t already have enough trouble: in the Greek isles, a volcano has awakened

[Image: santorini_caldera.jpg?w=640&h=410]

I have no sympathy for Greece since they are deep into socialism and overspend like crazy.

The Volcano has erupted a few times since then but always small stuff:

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Probably another minor eruption in the making.


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(04-24-2012, 06:19 PM)John L Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 06:00 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: What, volcanoes too are against austerity plans?

A major eruption there would put a huge monkey wrench(spanner) into the mix.

My guess is that it will most likely start building up a cone, over time like other volcanoes. This could go on for decades, even over a century or more. But eventually it will build up high enough that a dome will appear inside the ever growing volcanic cone structure. And when the mass of the cone becomes more than the dome can hold up, it will come crashing in on itself and cause another major explosion.

Then the process will begin all over again. But by then the entire island will have been rendered uninhabitable for a good while. That will cost more than a strapped Greece can afford to pay IMO. It could cause the tiny country to go bankrupt, if they don't get their act together and turn away from all that Collectivist welfare state stuff.

It last erupted in 1950 and lasted less than a month.There were some small lava flow and dome building.
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Actually, the more it releases pressure, the better off the islanders are. Its best to let it work out over an extended time, instead of one quick explosion. Santorini is one of the major tourist spots in Greece, and if that is taken away, just the loss in tourist revenue alone could spell doom. But a major eruption there would also do horrendous damage which would cost far more than Greece would be able to shoulder.
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