Kos, Greece

Kos, Greece

Location: 36.8N, 27.3E
Elevation: 430 m


Space Shuttle photo STS058-0073-0036, looking west to Nisyros and Kos. Photo taken on October 19, 1993.

Kos has solfatara fields and hot springs. Most of the rocks are Pleistocene in age. There have not been any eruptions in the last 10,000 years. The solfataras have feeble hydrogen sulfide emanations and thin sulfur deposits.

Chemical composition of a volcanic rock from Kos (from Georgalas, 1962):
SiO2    TiO2    Al2O3   FeO     MnO     MgO     CaO     Na2O    K2O     P2O5
58.8    0.37    18.13   3.91    -       2.44    5.85    4.02    4.10    0.15
- = not measured.
FeO = FeO total.


Sources of Information:

Georgalas, G.C., 1962, Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the world including solfatara fields; Part XII Greece: International Association of Volcanology, Rome, Italy, 40 p.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.



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