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Karaca Dağ volcano

shieldvolcano 1957 m
Turkey, 37.71°N / 39.83°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Karaca Dağ volcano eruptions: probably in historic times No recent earthquakes
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The huge Karaca Dağ volcano is a 1957 m high basaltic shield volcano in SE-Turkey near the Syrian border. It is situated on the Arabian foreland and about 150 km of the boundary of the Anatolian plate. It has been active since the Pliocene and also in historic times eruptions occured on its east flank.

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It is situated on the Arabian foreland and about 150 km of the boundary of the Anatolian plate. It has been active since the Pliocene and also probably in historic times eruptions occured on its east flank.

According to Der Spiegel of either 6 March or 3 June 2006, the Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research in Cologne has discovered that the genetically common ancestor of 68 contemporary types of cereal still grows as a wild plant on the slopes of Mount Karaca (Karacadag).


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