Erciyes Dagi volcan

Mise à jour: 12 août. 2022 17:41 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcan 3916 m
Turquie, 38.53°N / 35.45°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

Erciyes Dağ or Erciyes Dagi volcano is a massive, eroded stratovolcano that dominates the northern end of the Sultansazligi Basin in central Anatolia. It covers an area of about 1300 sq km.

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Style éruptif tipique: explosive
Eruptions du volcan Erciyes Dagi: probably in historic times
Derniers séismes proches: No recent earthquakes

Introduction

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.

Erciyes Dagi Photos

Volcano Erciyes Dagi at dawn, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey (Photo: WNomad)
Volcano Erciyes Dagi at dawn, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey (Photo: WNomad)
view from Göreme/Cappadocia to Volcano Erciyes Dagi, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia, turkey (Photo: WNomad)
view from Göreme/Cappadocia to Volcano Erciyes Dagi, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia, turkey (Photo: WNomad)
 



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