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Santorini inflating
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Santorini inflating

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.