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Süphan Dağ volcano

lava dome, strato volcano, pyroclatsic flows 4158 m
Turkey, 38.93°N / 42.83°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Süphan Dağ volcano eruptions: 10.000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 22 May 2020
Fri, 22 May 20:21 UTCM 1.9 / 25.2 km24 kmAkoren-malazgirt (mus) (Turkey)
Thu, 14 May 2020
Thu, 14 May 01:23 UTCM 1.8 / 22.3 km28 kmEsenkiyi-adilcevaz (bitlis) (Turkey)
Sat, 9 May 2020
Sat, 9 May 04:25 UTCM 2.3 / 11 km14 kmEastern Turkey
Fri, 8 May 2020
Fri, 8 May 11:02 UTCM 2.4 / 5.1 km23 kmVan Golu (Turkey)
Fri, 8 May 00:52 UTCM 2.2 / 26.3 km28 kmEsenkiyi-adilcevaz (bitlis) (Turkey)
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The huge lava dome and strato-volcano is situated north of the famous lake Van.

Background:

A glacial ice cap covers the top of the lava dome. It is the second highest volcano of Turkey. During construction of the volcano andesitic-dacitic lava flows alternated with fluid basaltic flows, followed by construction of a large lava dome over the central vent. The flanks of the volcano are dotted with numerous lava domes and pyroclastic cones erupted along radial and circumferential fissures, particularly on the northern, souther, and eastern sides. The 1.5-km-wide, low-rimmed Aygirgölü maar was erupted on the lower southern flank. During the latest stage of activity, voluminous basaltic lava flows traveled as far as 30 km from the summit. Potassium-Argon dates for Süphan Dağ range from 2 to about 0.1 million years, but the latest basaltic eruption occurred about 10,000 years ago (Yilmaz et al., 1998).


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