Santorini - Atlantis



Tuesday March 13, 2012

Last week I updated two files with potential links to Atlantis.

Today we find an article about the Santorini caldera. Some researchers believe Santorini is linked to the legend of Atlantis.

Santorini: The ground is moving again in paradise   PhysOrg - March 13, 2012
Santorini is a tourist magnet, famous for its breathtaking, cliff side views and sunsets. It's also a volcanic island that has been relatively calm since its last eruption in 1950. Until now. The Santorini caldera is awake again and rapidly deforming at levels never seen before. After decades of little activity, a series of earthquakes and deformation began within the Santorini caldera instruments on the northern part of the island have moved laterally between five and nine centimeters. The volcano's magma chamber is filling, and we are keeping a close eye on its activity.


Santorini caldera is a large, mostly submerged caldera, located in the southern Aegean Sea, 120 kilometers north of Crete in Greece. Visible above water is the circular Santorini island group, consisting of Santorini (aka Thera), the main island, Therasia and Aspronisi at the periphery, and the Kameni islands at the center.

"Atlantis" Eruption Twice as Big as Previously Believed, Study Suggests   National Geographic

Santorini - Atlantis   Google Images

Location hypotheses of Atlantis   Wikipedia
Archaeological, seismological, and vulcanological evidence has been presented linking the Atlantis myth to Santorini. Speculation suggesting that Thera/Santorini was the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis began with the excavation of Akrotiri in the 1960s, and gained increased currency as reconstructions of the island's pre-eruption shape and landscape frescos located under the ash both strongly resembled Plato's description. The possibility has been more recently popularized by television documentaries such as: The History Channel programme Lost Worlds (episode "Atlantis"), the Discovery Channel's Solving History with Olly Steeds, and the BBC's Atlantis, The Evidence that suggests that Thera is Plato's Atlantis.




Santorini Bulges as Magma Balloons Underneath   National Geographic - September 12, 2012

Is Santorini The Volcano That Sunk Atlantis? Greece's Santorini was created by a volcanic blast 3,600 years ago. Santorini locals began to suspect last year that something was afoot with the volcano under their Greek island group. Wine glasses occasionally vibrated and clinked in cafes, suggesting tiny tremors, and tour guides smelled strange gasses. Now satellite radar technology has revealed the source of the symptoms. A rush of molten rock swelled the magma chamber under the volcano by some 13 to 26 million cubic yards (10 to 20 million cubic meters) - about 15 times the volume of London's Olympic Stadium - between January 2011 and April 2012. The ballooning chamber even forced parts of the island's surface to rise upward and outward by 3 to 5.5 inches (8 to 14 centimeters).





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