Erciyes Dagi Volcano | John Seach

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Turkey

38.531 N, 35.447 E
summit elevation 3917 m
stratovolcano

Mount Erciyes is the largest stratovolcano of Central Anatolia (Turkey). It is located in a tectonic depression bound by the Tuz Golu and Ecemis faults.

Erciyes is a huge volcano with a volume of 3300 sq km, and a basal diameter of 60 km.

The volcano contains parasitic cones, lava domes and lava flows. A reported eruption in 253 AD was possibly due to methane releases from a swamp in the Sultansazligi Basin.

Erciyes Dagi Volcano Eruptions

Undated eruptions.