Ararat volcan

stratovolcan 5165 m
Türkei, 39.7°N / 44.3°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

The 5165-m-high, double-peaked stratovolcano Mount Ararat, also known as Agri Dagi, is Turkey's highest, largest volume, and easternmost volcano.

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Style éruptif tipique: explosive
Eruptions du volcan Ararat: 1840 AD

Latest nearby earthquakes

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 (GMT) (1 séisme)
16 sept. 2021 01:27 (GMT +3) (15 Sep 2021 22:27:17 GMT)
2.5

1 km
43 km (27 mi)
West Azerbaijan, Iran, 28 km au sud-est de Doğubeyazıt, Ağrı, Turquie

Introduction

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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