Kars volcano

stratovolcano ca. 3000 m
Türkei, 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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

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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)
Karst effects (chemical erosion of limestone/marble) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karst effects (chemical erosion of limestone/marble) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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