Michelle Parks gets ready to make some GPS measurements on Santorini. This survey suggests that the chamber of molten rock beneath Santorinis volcano expanded 10-20 million cubic meters up to 15 times the size of Londons Olympic Stadium between January 2011 and April 2012. The growth of this balloon of magma has seen the surface of the island rise eight-14 centimeters during this period. Photo credit: Becca Neely
Some have posited the theory that the last eruption brought about the plagues of Egypt detailed in the Book of Exodus.