Discussions on the Minoan Eruption of Santorini Volcano
Department of Geology and Geography
Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023
There have been countless eruptions throughout the course of human history, although very few of them are remembered thousands of years later. Most of the famous eruptions have occurred within the last 1,000 or so years: Tambora, Krakatau, Mt. St. Helen's, and Mount Tarawera to name a few. Yet, the eruption of Santorini, 3,600 years ago, is still remembered today. Until recently, mechanisms of this eruption had not been discussed. A summation of recent discoveries perhaps will shed some light on the lost city of Atlantis.