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Karapinar volcano

Updated: Sep 27, 2022 11:43 GMT -
cinder cones, maar 1086 m
Turkey, 37.69°N / 33.64°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Karapinar volcano eruptions: unknown, but probably in the last 3000-6000 years ago

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, September 17, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 17, 2022 10:42 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 17, 2022 19:42 GMT)
2.0

7.6 km
11 km (6.8 mi)
17 km southeast of Sultaniye, Konya, Turkey
Friday, September 16, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 16, 2022 2:09 pm (GMT +3) (Sep 16, 2022 11:09 GMT)
1.9

9.4 km
9.8 km (6.1 mi)
15 km southeast of Sultaniye, Konya, Turkey

Background

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.

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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