Volcanoes of Azerbaijan (4)

Lokbatan | Porak | Tskhouk-Karckar | unnamed
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Azerbaijan is the largest and most populated country in the southern Caucasus, and partly belongs to Eastern Europe and partly to Western Asia. Its active volcanoes are located on the borders with Armenia and Iran.
Azerbaijan is famous for numerous mud volcanoes, containing about 400 of them, about half of all known mud volcanoes in the world.

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Lokbatan

(mud volcano 165 m / 541 ft)
Eruption of Lokbatan mud volcano on October 10, 2001, with large flames of ignited gasses
Eruption of Lokbatan mud volcano on October 10, 2001, with large flames of ignited gasses
Lokbatan is not a real volcano, but one of about 3-400 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, and one of its largest and most active ones. It is located about 15 km S of Baku on the Absheron peninsula at the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Lokbatan means "place where the camel got stuck".... [more]

Porak

(stratovolcano 2800 m)
Porak volcano is a stratovolcano on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the Vardeniss volcanic ridge about 20 km SE of Lake Sevan.
The last eruption produced a lava flow around 773-783 AD. Petroglyphs dated to the 5th century BC likely show earlier eruptions of Po... [more]

Tskhouk-Karckar

(pyroclastic cones 3000? m / 9,842 ft)
Tskhouk-Karckar volcano is a group of 8 Holocene cinder cones in the central Siunik volcanic ridge along the Armenia/Azerbaijan border about 60 km SE of Lake Sevan.
The last activity took place about 5000 years ago, and built a cone which erupted lava flows. These flows ove... [more]

unnamed

(volcanic field unknown summit elevation)
A large young lava field which probably has been active within the past 10,000 years is located in the far NW corner of Iran, near the border with Azerbaijan, about 40 km east of the Iranian city of Maku. [more]
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