Kos Volcano | John Seach



36.829 N, 27.257 E
summit elevation 430 m
Fumarole fields

Fumarolic activity is found at Kos volcano with emissions of hydrogen sulphide and hot springs along the coast.

Earthquakes and tsunamis were responsible for destruction to habitation on Kos Island in 142 AD and 551 AD.

Two periods of ancient eruptions have been determined at Kos Island. The oldest eruptions occurred in the Upper Miocene. The most recent eruptions occurred 161,000 years ago with the eruption of 100 cubic km of magma (Kos Plateau Tuff).

Further reading
Bachmann, O., Allen, S.R. and Bouvet de Maisonneuve, C., 2019. The Kos–Nisyros–Yali Volcanic Field. Elements: An International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology15(3), pp.191-196.

Kos Volcano Eruptions

161,000 years ago (Kos Plateau Tuff).