Kars volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 16:52 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano ca. 3000 m
Turkey, 40.5°N / 43.15°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Kars Plateau is a broad calc-alkaline to alkaline volcanic field of largely Pliocene to mid-Pleistocene age in the NE corner of Turkey (Innocenti et al., 1982; Yilmaz, 1990).

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Kars volcano eruptions: none in historic times (or unknown)
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

Hantke (1962) reported that historical eruptions have occurred, but Keller (1980, pers. comm.) considered the reports to be uncertain. Feraud (1992, pers. comm.) considered the youngest activity to be Holocene in age.

Kars Photos

Lava field next to the road Kars-Igdir at the turkish-armenian border, eastern turkey (Photo: WNomad)
Lava field next to the road Kars-Igdir at the turkish-armenian border, eastern turkey (Photo: WNomad)
Noratus cementary, one of the most important historical sites of Armenia. Originating from the 10th century, it has the largest cluster of khachkars (ornamented stele) in Armenia, which display the artistic evolution of various styles throughout the centuries. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Noratus cementary, one of the most important historical sites of Armenia. Originating from the 10th century, it has the largest cluster of khachkars (ornamented stele) in...
Karst effects (chemical erosion of limestone/marble) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karst effects (chemical erosion of limestone/marble) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karst-valley of Nea Epidauros. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karst-valley of Nea Epidauros. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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