Kos

Volcano number:212805
Region:Mediterranean and W. Asia
Country:Greece
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003 to 2010
Inferred cause of deformation:Hydrothermal
Characteristics of deformation:

Sakkas et al. (2014): The SE part of the Hellenic Volcanic Arc (HVA), including Kos, Yali and Nisyros islands, is geodynamically very active and of high tectonic unrest. The authors present ENVISAT InSAR data, which show LOS velocity field, with values ranging between -4 to +4 mm/yr, combined with small standard deviation velocity (<1.4 mm/yr) and acceleration (-0.5 to 1.5 mm/yr2) values reveal an almost linear type of ground deformation. The strongest subsidence is associated with local geothermal areas, as well as rural areas due to intense water pumping. Motions along the main faulting zones have also been clearly identified.

Reference:Sakkas, V., Novali, F., Lagios, E., Bellotti, F., Vassilopoulou, S., Damiata, B. N., & Allievi, J. (2014, July). Ground deformation study of KOS island (SE Greece) based on Squee-SAR™ interferometric technique. In Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International (pp. 4319-4322). IEEE.
Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=212805
Location:11.63, 42.9

View of Kos volcano. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program