Toward a risk assessment of central Aegean volcanoes



Active tectonic processes along the African-Eurasian collision zone are associated with catastrophic events including earthquakes, major volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. Understanding how these processes can affect the eastern Mediterranean is of increasing scientific and public interest. The region includes a frequently crossed international sea traffic corridor and dense population centers. Furthermore, most of the small volcanic islands in the Aegean are major tourist attractions that contribute significantly to the wealth of this region.