Quake and Shake: Santorini’s Earthquake Crisis

Santorini, Greece is one of the most picturesque vacation destinations in the world. With its classic white and blue buildings, traditional cobblestone streets, and a tropical sunset overlooking the Aegean, it’s no wonder Santorini was the chosen cinematic location for many famous movies including Mamma Mia and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. However, due to its volcanic history and tectonic location within the Aegean, … Continue reading Quake and Shake: Santorini’s Earthquake Crisis

For Science or For Recreation, Volcanoes Come Through Again

Volcanic gases are widely understood to be one of the more dangerous aspects of active volcanoes.  Where they can certainly be hazardous to your health or even deadly, the volcanic gases also have a more positive side that never seems to get enough light.  Hot springs pop up all around the world near active volcanoes, and gases emitted by volcanic vents provide useful scientific opportunities.  Such opportunities should be taken, though cautiously, because these gases don’t have a bad reputation for no reason.

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