Kula volcano

cinder cones, maars 740 m
Türkei, 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)

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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

View East over Undine Bay and part of the North coast of Efate Island. Tiny Kakula and Pele Islands to the left and Emao Island in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View East over Undine Bay and part of the North coast of Efate Island. Tiny Kakula and Pele Islands to the left and Emao Island in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Day 4: Pick-nick lunch before we continue our journey to the Kula Kai caverns. (Photo: Steven Van den Berge / Lana Van Heghe)
Day 4: Pick-nick lunch before we continue our journey to the Kula Kai caverns. (Photo: Steven Van den Berge / Lana Van Heghe)
 



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