Karapinar volcan

cinder cones, maar 1086 m
Turkey, 37.69°N / 33.64°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

The Karapinar volcanic field is one of the most interesting areas in south-western Turkey.

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Style éruptif tipique: explosive
Eruptions du volcan Karapinar: unknown, but probably in the last 3000-6000 years ago
Derniers séismes proches: No recent earthquakes

Introduction

In the area of Karapinar there are about five cinder cones, two lava flows, and several explosion craters and one maar. It is not too far from the huge Karacadag stratovolcano complex. The 300-m-high Meke Dagi is one of the largest cinder cones in Central Anatolia. The explosion craters and maars are located along a SW-NE line consistent with the elongation of Karacadag volcano. The maars evolved from hyaloclastite tuff rings to maars to cinder cones, reflecting varying lake water levels during the eruption. The last eruptions probably took place in the last 3000-6000 years ago.

Karapinar Photos

Volcano lake Meke Golu ("Smelling Lake") seen from SE (Karapinar volcano field, Turkey) (Photo: marcofulle)
Volcano lake Meke Golu ("Smelling Lake") seen from SE (Karapinar volcano field, Turkey) (Photo: marcofulle)
Meke Golu cinder cone (Karapinar volcano field, Turkey) seen from SW. Just behind the cinder cone, at right, the maar of Aci Gol, about 5 km away. (Photo: marcofulle)
Meke Golu cinder cone (Karapinar volcano field, Turkey) seen from SW. Just behind the cinder cone, at right, the maar of Aci Gol, about 5 km away. (Photo: marcofulle)
 



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