Milos Cyclades, Geology

Milos Cyclades, Greece, «Arkoudes».
Today there is still strong evidence that Milos lies on the southern Aegean volcanic arc. The old volcanoes may be extinct, but there are still numerous indications that the surface is directly influenced by the core of the earth.
Milos Greece, Mandrakia
One of the volcanic characteristics is the geysers, mostly in the east and south-east, where gases, mostly carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and steam, issue through apertures in the rocks, often causing yellow colouration, the well-known sulphur smell and elevated surface temperature eg. Ag. Kyriaki 102° C, Pyromenes 100°, Paliochori 101° C, Vounalia 54° C, Kastanas 86° C, Adamas 100° C. At points where this occurs under the sea, bubbles of gas are visible on the surface and again the same characteristic smell and elevated temperature . Examples may be seen at Ag. Kyriaki, Paliochori, Kanava and Rivari.
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