Gandom Beryan volcano

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 21:41 GMT - Refresh
Unknown 500 m / 1640 ft
Iran, 31.34°N / 57.52°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Gandom Beryan volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, August 15, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 15, 2022 8:01 am (GMT +4:30) (Aug 15, 2022 03:31 GMT)
4.4

12 km
27 km (17 mi)
69 km east of Rāvar, Kerman, Iran
Saturday, August 13, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 13, 2022 8:23 am (GMT +4:30) (Aug 13, 2022 03:53 GMT)
2.7

17 km
31 km (19 mi)
50 km northeast of Rāvar, Kerman, Iran
Friday, August 12, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 12, 2022 10:50 pm (GMT +4:30) (Aug 12, 2022 18:20 GMT)
2.8

8 km
27 km (17 mi)
57 km northeast of Rāvar, Kerman, Iran
Thursday, August 11, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 11, 2022 6:28 pm (GMT +4:30) (Aug 11, 2022 13:58 GMT)
3.6

8 km
29 km (18 mi)
63 km northeast of Rāvar, Kerman, Iran
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 11, 2022 1:01 am (GMT +4:30) (Aug 10, 2022 20:31 GMT)
3.1

14 km
25 km (16 mi)
61 km northeast of Rāvar, Kerman, Iran

Background

Previously identified as an unnamed area with two small Quaternary centers (IAVCEI 1973), this location corresponds to the lava plateau (480 km2) on the edge of the Dasht-e Lut (Lut desert) of Iran named Gandom Beryan (meaning "Scorched Wheat" in Persian). Also known as Gandom-e Beryan or Rig-e Soukhteh, it is located 80 km N of Shahdad city. Some small cinder cones are present, but the source of the extensive basalt flows is not certain. It has been touted as the "Hottest place on Earth" with reported temperatures as high as 67C in the summer. Ar-Ar dating (Walker et al., 2009) of basalts from three locations in the lava field ranged from about 2.15 to 2.80 Ma.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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