Hasan Dagi volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 05:19 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 3253 m
Turkey, 38.13°N / 34.17°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Hasan Dagi is a huge stratovolcano on which caldera collapses took place in ca. 7500-7600 years ago.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Hasan Dagi volcano eruptions: 7500 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

The double-peaked stratovolcano Hasan Dagi in Central Anatolia has undergone four episodes of caldera collapse. The latest formed a 4-5 km wide caldera at the summit. The modern edifice is the youngest of four major basaltic-to-rhyolitic volcanic complexes dating back to the mid Miocene and was constructed within the latest caldera. Andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes form the two summits. Lava domes and associated pyroclastic-flow deposits blanket more than half the flanks of the Mount Hasan volcanic complex. A group of more than 25 Quaternary cinder cones, maars, and lava flows dot the plains surrounding Hasan Dagi. Eruptions from Hasan Dagi impacted neolithic communities and were dramatically recorded in paintings that depict apparent caldera formation about 7600-7500 BC.


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