Santorini, like anywhere else in the world is prone to experiencing natural hazards. On this study abroad trip my project is to explore the hazard of flooding. Throughout the coarse I will be focusing on what landscapes are needed to facilitate flooding, what places have flooded in the past, and which areas will be prone to flooding in the future. Flooding is dependent on the … Continue reading You need land before it can flood.
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”
Hi my name is Sarah Warner. I’m an Elementary education major and religious studies minor. Why did I go on a geology trip even though I’m not a Geology major you might ask? I have always loved geology but it’s not my calling and even though I won’t be a geologist, learning and expanding your knowledge on things you find interesting is always important. Also having experience in different subjects in the field is important for a teacher to be able to form creative lessons that can help children grasp concepts by showing them that they are applicable in the real world.
Though Santorini is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, its beauty is a mask to a very violent history of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, floods, and many more hazards. With this in mind, it is okay to go to the beach, try some new foods, hike up a new terrain, and immerse yourself in greek island culture. But spending 4,000 … Continue reading Santorini: An Island Paradise with a Ground-Shaking Secret
I am currently studying geology on the island of Santorini. One of the concepts that is really important in doing that is how the islands in the Cyclades form. For most of the islands, plate tectonics hold the answer.
I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and have experienced my fair share of earthquakes. I remember when I was ten years old and I woke up to my bed moving back and forth. I thought my brother was playing a prank on me, but I quickly understood that this was not due to human hands. I was scared of course, but I was also curious about why the ground was moving so violently. Continue reading “The Clashing of Giants”