November 14, 2012
Model of vertical movement across Santorini from January 2011 to present, derived from data from the Envisat and TerraSAR-X missions. Over the past year and a half, parts of Santorini have risen by 14 cm, such as the Kameni islands in the centre. Scientists believe that new molten rock has been squeezing up beneath the volcano at a depth of about 4 km, pictured here as a red dot.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Thira, TerraSAR-X, Santorini, Environment, Subdivisions of Greece, Nea Kameni, Geography of Europe, Europe