Kolumbo

Name

Kolumbo

Depth

18meters

Height

150 meters

Type

Submarine volcano

Location

Aegean Sea

Status

Historical

Eruption

1650

Description

Kolumbo is an active submarine volcano in the Aegean Sea, about 8 kilometers northeast of Cape Kolumbo, Santorini Island. The largest of a line of about twenty submarine volcanic cones extending to the northeast from Santorini, it is about 3 kilometers in diameter with a crater 1.5 kilometers across. It was discovered when it breached the sea surface in 1649 to 1650, but its explosion was not to be compared to the well known.There explosion and caldera collapse, currently dated 1630 BCE, with its devastating consequences for Minoan civilization. The Smithsonian Institutions Global Volcanism Program treats it as part of the Santorini volcano.