Mokrisa volcano

  • Mokrisa volcano
    The lava dome Mokrisa

    The Mokrisa lava dome is an perfect sample of an lava dome.

The lava dome Mokrisa

View to the volcano Mokriosa with the wild roses inside the Stavrolongos valley. May 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
View to the volcano Mokriosa with the wild roses inside the Stavrolongos valley. May 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr

The lava dome Mokrisa is located at the southern edge of the Stavrolongos Valley and is one of the middle-aged lava dome of central Methana. It is older than the small lava dome in the center of the Stavrolongo crater valley, but much younger than the volcanoes Chelona or Chiroma De Boukore. The volcano is probably due to a tectonic fault, build on the other volcanoes of South Methana. The volcano is an ideal example of one of the many dikes / lava domes on Methana. Viscous magma formed a lava of tenacious boulders that built up a dull hill. At the end of the activity, the summit of the volcano collapsed and formed a pseudo-crater.

Phtographs of the Mokrisa lava dome

Wild roses near the Mokrisa volcano. May 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Wild roses near the Mokrisa volcano. May 1996. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the southern lava domes of Methana. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph of the southern lava domes of Methana. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Stavrolongoscaldera and the southern lava domes with Mokrisa. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
The Stavrolongoscaldera and the southern lava domes with Mokrisa. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view to the north withn the Morkisa volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial view to the north withn the Morkisa volcano. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with the Stavrolongoscrater and the Morisa lava dome. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with the Stavrolongoscrater and the Morisa lava dome. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with the Stavrolongoscrater and the Morisa lava dome. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr
Aerial photograph with the Stavrolongoscrater and the Morisa lava dome. June 2016. (c) Tobias Schorr