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Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 14:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 16 Jan 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (8 quakes between mag 0.1-1.1), Biliran (1 quake mag 3.0), Clear Lake (23 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.4), Etna (5 quakes between mag 1.5-1.7), Fourpeaked (1 quake mag 1.6) ... read all
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Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 Jan 2021
Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 10 quakes 5.0+, 43 quakes 4.0+, 121 quakes 3.0+, 235 quakes 2.0+ (410 total) ... read all

Aragats volcano

stratovolcano 4095 m
Armenia, 40.52°N / 44.2°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Aragats is a large andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano in NW Armenia about 40 km NW of the capital city of Yerevan.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Aragats volcano eruptions: 3000 BC

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Background

The 4095-m-high main edifice of Aragats is dissected by glaciers and is of Pliocene-to-Pleistocene age. Satellitic cones and fissures are located on all sides of the volcano and were the source of large lava flows that descended its lower flanks. Several of these were considered to be of Holocene age, but later Potassium-Argon dating indicated mid- to late-Pleistocene ages. The youngest lower-flank flows have not been precisely dated, but are constrained as occurring between the end of the late-Pleistocene and 3000 BC (Kharakanian et al., 2003). A 13-km-long, WSW-ENE-trending line of craters and pyroclastic cones cuts across the northern crater rim and is the source of young lava flows and lahars; the latter were considered to be characteristic of Holocene summit eruptions.

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