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Erciyes Dağ volcano

stratovolcano 3916 m
Turkey, 38.53°N / 35.45°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Erciyes Dağ volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Erciyes Dağ volcano eruptions: probably in historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 23 Sep
Sat, 23 Sep 14:54 UTCM 1.733 kmKAMBER-TALAS (KAYSERI)
Sun, 17 Sep
Sun, 17 Sep 05:00 UTCM 1.728 kmKAMBER-TALAS (KAYSERI)
Tue, 12 Sep
Tue, 12 Sep 03:49 UTCM 1.4 / 3.4 km32 kmDAGARDI-BUNYAN (KAYSERI)
Mon, 11 Sep
Mon, 11 Sep 03:34 UTCM 1.3 / 1.3 km32 kmDAGARDI-BUNYAN (KAYSERI)
Sat, 9 Sep
Sat, 9 Sep 03:46 UTCM 1.2 / 5 km30 kmKAMBER-TALAS (KAYSERI) REVISE01 (2017.09.09
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The massive, eroded stratovolcano Erciyes Dağ dominates the northern end of the Sultansazligi Basin in central Anatolia. It covers an area of about 1300 sq km.

Background:

The growth of the modern volcano began about 0.9 million years ago, following Pliocene caldera collapse of the Kocdag complex. Numerous parasitic cones and lava domes are found mostly on the north flank of the modern edifice, many along radial fissures. The youngest dated rock was from an 83,000-year-old dacitic lava flow, but rhyodacitic eruptions and lava dome growth occurred later at the Perikartin dome. The latest documented event is an edifice-collapse that produced a large debris avalanche that extended to the east. Uncertainty remains regarding reported historical eruptions of Erciyes Dagi and their possible depiction on Roman Cappadocian coins. Historical counts possibly referring to eruptions could also be attributed to methane releases from a swamp in the Sultansazligi Basin.

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