Post-eruptive flooding of Santorini caldera and implications for tsunami generation

The eruption of Santorini Volcano in the late Bronze Age was one of the largest of the last 10,000 years, and it has been implicated in the decline of the Minoan civilization on Crete. The eruption emptied a large magma chamber beneath the volcano, causing a caldera to collapse. Tsunamis caused by the eruption impacted the northern coast of Crete and possibly a large extent of the eastern Mediterranean coastline. While it is now thought that the eruption did not directly cause Minoan decline, it may have been a contributing factor through destruction of shipping, harbours and maritime trade. ...
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Deep Earth to Sustainable Surface – an ILP meeting

From Deep Earth to Surface processes and sustainability: integrating lithosphere dynamics with rift basins and margins A joint meeting of the TOPO-EUROPE Programme and ILP Task Forces Sedimentary Basins (VI), Subducted Lithosphere (IV), Volcanoes and Society (II) Clermont-Ferrand, 2-6 October 2016   ILP-TOPOEUROPE 2016 PREPLIMINARY CIRCULAR 10-04-2016.pdf
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