Once Upon a Geologic Hazard

There lived a mighty kingdom ruled by a beloved king and queen. Hundreds of years before them, their ancestors settled on the Isle of Santorini on a high mountain with layers of black rock believing it to be a strong foundation for a strong kingdom. As the years passed on, the kingdom grew larger and more prosperous. In the year 1950, the Dragon Wars of … Continue reading Once Upon a Geologic Hazard

Plate Tectonics in the Aegean Sea… “I’m All Shook Up”

Plate motion is occurring all over the world. Plate motion is the driving force of earthquakes. Without plate tectonics, we wouldn’t have any of the landscapes we see today, including the island of Santorini. The white double arrows on this map represent the direction of plate motion of the African plate and the Eurasian plate. The Aegean microplate is a small portion of the much … Continue reading Plate Tectonics in the Aegean Sea… “I’m All Shook Up”