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Karasu Rift volcano

Volcanic field 486 m / 1594 ft
Turkey, 36.77°N / 36.6°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Karasu Rift volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Karasu Rift volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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The Quaternary basalts of the Karasu Rift form a belt covering an area 94 km long and 12-25 km wide (as revealed by boreholes) between Fevzipasa and north of Revhanli in the northern section of the rift (Rojay et al., 2001). Located near the far NE corner of the Mediterranean Sea, some of the lava field extends into Syria. One especially dark fresh-looking are of lava flows just east of the city of Hassa covers an area of about 140 km2 over a N-S distance of 20 km, and includes the low Küçükak Tepesi crater. Those flows almost surrounded the older lavas of Büyükak Tepe. K-Ar age dating by Rojay et al. (2001) on new samples showed five preiods of volcanism between 1.6 and 0.05 Ma.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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