In contrast to the political events here in the country, seismicity at Santorini has been rather calm over the past days.
al'Miral wrote:Good heavens. Having read the article in Greek Reporter we wondered just what the Greek gods are up to. This really has to be very bad luck for the area tourism if ongoing monitoring confirms increasing activity. As Santorini is a hub for ferry traffic it is not they alone who could suffer from booking nerves.
Is Santorini going to erupt? If so, what will happen to the island? comment
A few quick points to address a question frequently asked:
1 Right now, there is no reason to be afraid.
There is no indication that an eruption is immediate, and most likely there will be no eruption anytime soon.
2 Most likely, there will be several weeks of much increased seismic and other activity giving warning.
3 IF there is an eruption, the most likely scenario is that it only affects the inner islands Nea and Palea Kameni and will not pose danger to the main island around. While Santorini volcano has had devastating eruptions in the past, roughly at intervals of 20-30,000 years, the very large majority of eruptions the volcano has produced were of small scale and would not "destroy the island". They would rather become the greatest tourist attraction Greece has had since the Olympic Games in 2004.
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