posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 01:08 PM
I think this thread would be long gone without you, Jane. Thank you for the update...!
Now, this is a greek article, written on November 14, with the latest news and information in Greek:
And here is the rough Google translation:
"Santorini Volcano: The number of earthquakes remains slightly elevated 14/11/2011
The seismic activity beneath the volcano continues to be slightly above normal levels. Starting from July this year, there is increased activity in
SW-NE zone passing through Nea Kameni and the submarine Columbo volcano northeast of Santorini.
The alignment (also known as line of Kameni and Columbia) to a broad zone parallel-about 2 miles - a tectonic structure Horst (Horn) and Graben
(ditch) of the crystalline rocks of the area. Most of the known volcanoes of Santorini in the last 2 million years were in this straight line, or more
precisely in the south boundary of (Kameni line) or the northern boundary of Columbo (Kolumbus line).
Absence of other data sources, the information derived from the position and the number and intensity of earthquakes, other than vague speculation
might suggest that the current seismic activity around the island of Santorini could be a precursor phenomenon to a new cycle of volcanic activity .
Last eruption of Santorini was in 1950.
Geodifis information from Volcano Discovery
Map-Earthquakes in Santorini from 14 August to 12 November of 2011 (source: Department of Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)".
I have a question though. Since the volcano is getting active, as it seems from the fact that the volcano was upgrated recently to "restless" status
in the volcanodiscovery.com site, as angelchemuel posted in page 4 of this thread, why do greek articles continue on saying that it is not sure yet
whether the volcano is getting active or not???