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Island
Location type: Island
Number of texts: 8
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Made by Dromos

Kea ia also called the Burnt Island. 14 eruptions were recorded between 198 BC and 1950 A.D..

It is located in the middle of the caldera, indicating that the volcano is still active.

The caldera was created in 1450 BC after a major eruption creating a layer of pumice of 13 m thick on the island. The collapse of an area of 84 km² caused an enormous tidal wave of 250m high and a speed of 350 km/h. Some say that this tidal wave destroyed the great civilisation of Minos on Crete. 

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Made by Dromos | Reference Pascal Brackman
Made by Dromos

On Nea Kameni, you can see sulfurous fumaroles. A fumarole is an opening in the earth’s crust, which emits steam and gases, in this case sulfur dioxide. The steam is created when superheated water turns to steam as its pressure drops when it emerges from the ground.

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Made by Dromos | Reference Pascal Brackman
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A small volcanic crater at the island of Nea Kameni.

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Nea Kameni is uninhabited, but it is visited daily by dozens of tourist boats throughout the summer.

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View on a dacite lava pilar.

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The island Kea popped up as an eruption of lava in the centrum of the Caldera.

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Lavafield on Nea Kameni.

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