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Ararat volcano

stratovolcano 5165 m
Turkey, 39.7°N / 44.3°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Ararat volcano eruptions: 1840 AD
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 5 Mar 2019
Tue, 5 Mar 19:28 UTCM 2.1 / 7 km29 kmTURKEY-IRAN BORDER REGION
Sun, 10 Feb 2019
Sun, 10 Feb 02:23 UTCM 2.1 / 14 km18 kmORTADIREK-DOGUBAYAZIT (AGRI)
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
Wed, 30 Jan 23:02 UTCM 1.8 / 5 km35 kmTURKIYE-IRAN SINIR BOLGESI
The 5165-m-high, double-peaked stratovolcano Mount Ararat, also known as Agri Dagi, is Turkey's highest, largest volume, and easternmost volcano.

Background:

Glacier-clad Ararat, along with its twin volcano, 3925-m-high Kucuk Ararat (or Lesser Ararat), covers an area of 1000 sq km at the eastern end of a SSW-ESE line of volcanoes extending from Nemrut Dagi. Construction of the Greater and Lesser Ararat volcanoes was followed by a period of extensive flank eruptions, many erupted along N-S-trending fissures. The initial stage of flank eruptions produced a cluster of cinder cones and dacitic-rhyolitic lava domes surrounding Greater Ararat and a series of pyroclastic cones and domes on the western flank of Lesser Ararat. Late-stage activity formed large pyroclastic cones lower on the flanks of the two volcanoes. Ararat appears to have been active during the 3rd millennium BC; pyroclastic-flow deposits overlie early Bronze Age artifacts and human remains. Karakhanian et al. (2002) reported historical evidence for a phreatic eruption and pyroclastic flow at the time of a July 1840 earthquake and landslide.

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