Kars Plateau

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  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown
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  • 40.75°N
  • 43.25°E

  • 3000 m
    9840 ft

  • 213050
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1959 Jul ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1450 ± 50 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Feraud J, 1992. . (pers. comm.).

Hantke G, 1962. Ubersicht uber die Vulkanische Tatigkeit 1957-1959. Bull Volc, 24: 321-348.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Innocenti F, Mazzuoli R, Pasquare G, Radicati di Brozolo F, Villari L, 1982. Tertiary and Quaternary volcanism of the Erzurum-Kars area (eastern Turkey): geochronological data and geodynamic evolution. J Volc Geotherm Res, 13: 223-240.

Keller J, 1980. . (pers. comm.).

Yilmaz Y, 1990. Comparison of young volcanic associations of western and eastern Anatolia formed under a compressional regime: a review. J Volc Geotherm Res, 44: 69-87.

The Kars Plateau is a broad calc-alkaline to alkaline volcanic field of largely Pliocene to mid-Pleistocene age in the NE corner of Turkey (Innocenti et al., 1982; Yilmaz, 1990). Hantke (1962) reported that historical eruptions have occurred, but Keller (1980, pers. comm.) considered the reports to be uncertain. Feraud (1992, pers. comm.) considered the youngest activity to be Holocene in age.