Volcanoes of Anatolia

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In my 2013 blogpost “Mystery of Mount Ararat” I said that humans were always fascinated by volcanic mountains. There is a connection between the human psyche and volcanoes.

Well…the connection may be more than psychological. There may be biological reasons for the connection. See these articles:

Volcanoes of Anatolia (information obtained from references [1][2][3])

Mount Ararat (Ağrı Dağı)

The 5137-m-high, double-peaked stratovolcano Mount Ararat, also known as Ağrı Dağı, is Turkey’s highest, largest volume, and easternmost volcano. [more]

Mount Ararat (image credit)

Mount Erciyes (Erciyes Dağı)

The massive, eroded stratovolcano Erciyes Dağı dominates the northern end of the Sultansazligi Basin in central Anatolia. It covers an area of about 1300 sq km. [more]

Mount Erciyes (image credit)

Mount Hasan (Hasan Dağı)

The Hasan Dagi is a huge stratovolcano on which caldera collapses took place in ca. 7500-7600 years ago. [more]

Mount Hasan (image credit)

Karapınar Field

The Karapinar volcanic field is one of the most interesting areas in south-western Turkey. [more]

Karapinar volcanic field (image credit)

Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dağı)

The caldera of Nemrut Dağ is one of the volcanoes near Lake Van. It is one of the volcanoes that erupted in historic times. [more]

Mount Nemrut (image credit)

Mount Süphan (Süphan Dağı)

The huge lava dome and strato-volcano is situated north of the famous Lake Van. [more]

Mount Süphan (image credit)

Mount Tendürek (Tendürek Dağı)

Tendürük Dağı is an elongated shield volcano that rises 1800 m above the plain of Doğubayazıt, near the Iranian border, south of Mount Ararat. [more]

Mount Tendurek (image credit)


The big caldera of Acıgöl-Nevşehir is located in central Turkey and has a size of 7-8 km diameter.


The Bodrum & Akyarlar volcanics belong to the area of the active COS (carbonyl sulphide) volcanic complex and are the most western volcanics of Turkey. [more]


The Pliocene Etrüsk volcano is one of the major volcanic centers of eastern Anatolia, just NE of Lake Van. There is a ~5-km-wide horseshoe-shaped caldera near the center of the volcano.

Girekol Tepe

A huge volcano north of Van lake with a great eruption crater towards south-east. [more]

Göllü Dağ

Göllü Dağ, a 2143-m-high rhyolitic-to-rhyodacitic lava dome complex in central Anatolia, lies between the Hasan Dağı and Acıgöl-Nevşehir volcanic complexes. [more]

Karaca Dağ

The huge Karaca Dağ volcano is a 1957 m high basaltic shield volcano in SE-Turkey near the Syrian border. It is situated on the Arabian foreland and about 150 km of the boundary of the Anatolian plate. It has been active since the Pliocene and also in historic times eruptions occ… [more]


A huge volcanic complex near the village Madenşehri with a huge crater. [more]

Kargapazarı Dağı

Kargapazarı Dağı is located just north of the town of Pasinler and 35 km ENE of Erzurum. Satellite imagery appears to show a half-caldera open to the NW with a dome in the center.


The Kenger volcano belongs to the fault system that created also the Kula cinder cones in western Turkey. [more]


A serial of cinder cones in the “graben” structure in the area north of Kırıkhan town in Turkey. [more]


The Kula volcanic field in western Turkey near the city Selendi had the last eruptions probably more than 10 thousand years ago. [more]


[1] https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turkey.html

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Turkey

[3] https://www.turkvolc.com/volcanoes-of-turkey-1

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