Kula volcano

Updated: Jul 7, 2022 04:47 GMT - Refresh
cinder cones, maars 740 m
Turkey, 38.56°N / 28.66°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Kula volcanic field in western Turkey near the city Selendi had the last eruptions probably more than 10.000 years ago.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Kula volcano eruptions: none in historic times (unknown)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 9:35 am (GMT +3) (Jun 25, 2022 06:35 GMT)
1.5

13 km
27 km (17 mi)
11 km east of Philadelphia, Manisa, Turkey

Background

The Kula volcanic field in western Turkey is the neighbour volcanic complex of Karapinar volcanic field. There have been Quartenary alkaline basaltic to phonotephritic erutpions of Strombolian type in the Pleistocene age until probably before 10.000 years ago. There have been big lava flows from a caldera like area that has been found on satellite imagery. The exact dates of the last eruptions are unknown.

Kula Photos

Fireworks at Stromboli volcano, Italy. The photo was taken in spring 2009 and shows an explosion from Stromboli's NE crater in the evening twilight. In the first half of 2009 in particular, this crater was in spectacular, vigorous activity. It had quickly built a tall cone, changing and dominating the crater terrace of Stromboli, and although more changes have happened, it is still one of the main features of the crater today. 
We selected this photo as the "Photo of the Month" Dec 2011 and congratulate Christian with a 500 EUR travel voucher! (Photo: muepla)
Fireworks at Stromboli volcano, Italy. The photo was taken in spring 2009 and shows an explosion from Stromboli's NE crater in the evening twilight. In the first half of ...
Markus, George and Marco observing the activity. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Markus, George and Marco observing the activity. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
To get to the rim of Marum, we first have to circle it and descend a bit again, following a ridge in a moon-like landscape of ash, erosion gullies and (fortunately not recent) volcanic blocks and bombs.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
To get to the rim of Marum, we first have to circle it and descend a bit again, following a ridge in a moon-like landscape of ash, erosion gullies and (fortunately not re...
The crust can no longer be supported and starts to break up on the western end of the lake, leading to a rapid succession of spectacular crust subduction events. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The crust can no longer be supported and starts to break up on the western end of the lake, leading to a rapid succession of spectacular crust subduction events. (Photo: ...
 



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