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The 'Breath' of Kolumbo Submarine Volcano

Scientists from Italy and Greece have proven that a submarine volcano "breathes" during its active phase. Their research focused on the volcano Kolumbo. Kolumbo is a shallow submarine volcano, part of the Hellenic Volcanic Arc, located 7km NE of Santorini, and is considered as one of the most active and dangerous submarine volcanoes in the Mediterranean. In 2006, an active hydrothermal vent field (HVF) was discovered on the north part of Kolumbo's crater, at 504m below sea level. The volcano's crater releases gases and hydrothermal fluids approximately every two minutes, something that constitutes its "breath."
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Volcano Near Santorini Attracts Gold

Greek scientists from the University of Athens and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), who explored the Kolumbo volcano's bottom at an underwater 500-meter depth, found that rare phenomena never observed in the world before have been taking place in the geothermal field of this submarine volcano located north east of the island of Santorini.
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