Thiafi (Attica)

Volcano: Methana (see Methana at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Along the eastern coast of the peninsula, about 2 km north-east of the village of Methana, is the small gulf of Thiafi. Along the coast is a stripe of soil with CO2 fluxes up to 894 g m^2 day. The highest fluxes were measured at both ends of the gulf. In these two areas widespread incrustations and efflorescences of sulfur and sulfates are visible after long dry periods and two artificial caves are present. These were dug in the past to extract sulfur. The morphology of the northern one allows CO2 accumulation at the bottom. In the sea, especially in the northern part of the gulf, bubbling from the sea bottom can be observed.


Point of contact for this site:
Walter D'Alessandro, walter.dalessandro@ingv.it (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos, ckiriako@geol.uoa.gr (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

No measurements available for this site.



Bibliographic references for this site

D’Alessandro W., Brusca L., Kyriakopoulos K., Michas G., Papadakis G., 2008,Methana, the westernmost active volcanic system of the south Aegean arc (Greece): insight from fluids geochemistry, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.178, pp. 818-828, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.09.014


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