Mílos

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  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 140 CE
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.699°N
  • 24.439°E

  • 751 m
    2463 ft

  • 212030
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0140 ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Radiocarbon (corrected) SE Mílos, east of Fyriplaka tuff ring

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Campos Venuti M, Rossi P L, 1996. Depositional facies in the Fyriplaka rhyolitic tuff ring, Milos Island (Cyclades, Greece). Acta Vulc, 8: 173-190.

Fytikas M, Innocenti F, Kolios N, Manetti P, Mazzuoli R, Poli G, Rita F, Villari L, 1986. Volcanology and petrology of volcanic products from the island of Milos and neighbouring islets. J Volc Geotherm Res, 28: 297-318.

Georgalas G C, 1962. Greece. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 12: 1-40.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Keller J, 1971. The major volcanic events in recent eastern Mediterranean volcanism and their bearing on the problem of Santorini ash layers. In: Kaloyeropoyloy A (ed) {Acta 1st Internatl Sci Cong on the Volcano of Thera}, Athens: Arch Serv Greece, p 152-169.

Stewart A L, McPhie J, 2006. Facies architecture and Late Pliocene - Pleistocene evolution of a felsic volcanic island, Milos, Greece. Bull Volc, 68: 703-726.

Traineau H, Dalabakis P, 1989. Mise en evidence d'une eruption phreatique historique sur l'ile de Milos (Grece). Compte Rendus Acad Sci Paris, Ser II, 308: 247-252.

Valsami-Jones E, Baltatzis E, Bailey E H, Boyce A J, Alexander J L, Magganas A, Anderson L, Waldron S, Ragnarsdottir K V, 2005. The geochemistry of fluids from an active shallow submarine hydrothermal system: Milos Island, Hellenic volcanic arc. J Volc Geotherm Res, 148: 130-151.

Mílos and adjacent small islands have grown from submarine and subaerial volcanism that initially was dominantly andesitic and basaltic, but ended with predominately rhyolitic eruptions. The oldest volcanic rocks are Pliocene submarine rhyolitic pyroclastic-flow deposits overlying basement metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. The latest activity during the late Pleistocene was concentrated in the eastern half of the low, U-shaped Mílos Island, forming lava domes and phreatic explosion craters, and on Antimílos Island to the NW, where a composite volcano was constructed. The youngest magmatic eruptions took place about 90,000 years ago, but phreatic explosions, commonly producing overlapping craters rarely more than 1 km in diameter, continued from late-Pleistocene to Recent times. A lahar deposit in SE Mílos, east of Fyriplaka tuff ring, buried walls of a Roman harbor town and overlies a coarse ash layer, and was considered to originate from a small phreatic explosion through basement rocks.