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Santorini Volcano to Erupt Again, Say Scientists

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A team of Greek and American scientists have created a geomorphologic map for Santorini, which, they say, can “enhance hazard assessments” on the famous southeastern Cycladic island.

The scientists from the universities of Athens, Tucson, Oregon, and Arizona State said that the island is “at high risk for volcanically- and seismically-induced hazards.”

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The scientists, whose paper on the subject was published in the Journal of Maps on March 2, applied planetary geologic mapping methods to submarine data to create an onshore-offshore geomorphologic map of the Christiana-Santorini-Kolumbo Volcanic Group.

“Submarine geomorphologic maps are used to provide geologic context and spatial information on landforms and related geo-hazards for risk management,” they note in the abstract of their paper.

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The volcano close to the island.

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