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  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Lava dome(s)
  • Unknown
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.671°N
  • 27.14°E

  • 180 m
    590 ft

  • 212051
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Yali. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.

Allen S R, Cas R A F, 1998. Lateral variations within coarse co-ignimbrite lithic breccias of the Kos Plateau Tuff, Greece. Bull Volc, 59: 356-377.

Allen S R, Cas R A F, 2001. Transport of pyroclastic flows across the sea during the explosive, rhyolitic eruption of the Kos Plateau Tuff, Greece. Bull Volc, 62: 441-456.

Allen S R, McPhie J, 2001. Syn-eruptive chaotic breccia on Kos, Greece, associated with an energetic pyroclastic flow. Bull Volc, 63: 421-432.

Di Paola G M, 1974. Volcanology and Petrology of Nisyros Island (Dodecanese, Greece). Bull Volc, 38: 944-987.

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

Keller J, 1980. The island of Vulcano. Soc Italiana Min Petr, 36: 368-413.

Keller J, 1982. Mediterranean Island Arcs. In: Thorpe R S (ed) {Andesites}, New York: John Wiley Sons, p 307-326.

Keller J, Rehren T, Stadlbauer E, 1990. Explosive volcanism in the Hellenic arc: a summary and review. In: Hardy D (ed) {Thera and the Aegean World III}, London: Thera Foundation, 2: 13-26.

Yali, a small island between the northern coast of Nisyros Island and the SW coast of Kos Island, consists of rhyolitic obsidian domes and pumice deposits. Yali is located within the inferred location of the large submarine caldera associated with the eruption of the voluminous Kos Plateau Tuff, dated about 160,000 years before present. This eruption produced extensive ignimbrites that blanket much of the western half of the island of Kos and produced a caldera whose dimensions are uncertain, but which may extend from Kefalos Bay on the SW side of Kos Island to Nisyros Island, south of Yali. The crescent-shaped island of Yali is oriented NNE-SSW and contains two distinct segments connected by a narrow isthmus formed of modern reef sediments. The SW part of the island consists primarily of a layered pumice-fall unit about 200 m thick, and the NE part contains rhyolitic obsidian lava flows of similar thickness. No historical eruptions are known from Yali, but the most recent pumice eruptions of Yali overlie soils containing pottery and Neolithic obsidian artifacts (Keller, 1982).